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WH Officials Reportedly 'Trick' President Trump Into Watching Fox & Friends Over Morning Joe
Mediaite.com ^ | 9:47 am, May 14th, 2018 | by Rachel Dicker |

Posted on 05/14/2018 10:08:17 AM PDT by ethom

In a bygone age, during the days of Chief-of-Staff Reince Priebus Press Secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump was someone very different – someone who watched (gasp!) CNN and MSNBC.

At least, that’s according to new reporting from New York Magazine‘s Olivia Nuzzi, who writes that White House officials concocted a plan to keep the volatile president on track by changing his diet – his television diet, that is.

Trump would reportedly work himself into a tizzy watching Morning Joe and New Day, tweeting all manner of disgruntled miscellany before an 11 A.M. briefing, in which he would review the slights of the morning in a furor and in great detail.

“It got to the point that they were just like, ‘We need to get him off these channels and onto Fox & Friends or else we’re going to be chasing down this crazy-train from MSNBC and CNN all day,’ ” a former White House official told New York.

That’s when Priebus and Spicer got involved. According to New York, the two would work in “talking points” to the morning briefing about how successful Fox News was and how it was the preferred network of his supporters, hoping that Trump would shift to watching solely that network on his own. It worked like a charm.

“Trump’s someone who loves praise more than he likes hate-watching Morning Joe,” the former official said.

Naturally, a Fox binge will bring its own set of issues, and a current official said that “When [Fox] cover[s] the smaller stories, if that gets the president riled up, then that becomes an issue” and that whenever the president tweets, the office is in a “mad scramble to find out as much information about that random topic as possible.”

“We’re used to it in a lot of ways, so it’s part of our morning routine,” the official added.

The former White House official framed it a little differently. “[It’s] a feedback loop [which puts the president] in a weird headspace. What ends up happening is Judge Jeanine or Hannity fill him up, and everyone on staff has to go and knock down all the fires they started.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: foxnews; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; smearmachine; trashtv; trumpmedia
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1 posted on 05/14/2018 10:08:17 AM PDT by ethom
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To: ethom

Mediaite is the definition of fake news.


2 posted on 05/14/2018 10:12:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yep.


3 posted on 05/14/2018 10:13:30 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: ethom

BS


4 posted on 05/14/2018 10:13:45 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: ethom

Time for the Yea, right, sure gif


5 posted on 05/14/2018 10:13:47 AM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: ethom

“Judge Jeanine or Hannity fill him up, and everyone on staff has to go and knock down all the fires they started.”

I like that feedback system, as long as knocking down fires means taking corrective action.


6 posted on 05/14/2018 10:14:12 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: ethom

Fake news.

I’ll bet the same thing happened to him that happened to me.

Exposure to classified information made listening to the fake-news liars unpleasant in the extreme.

Maybe he even caught them lying about events to which he was an eyewitness. Maybe? Hell, almost certainly.


7 posted on 05/14/2018 10:14:40 AM PDT by dsc (Our system of government cannot survive one-party control of communications.)
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To: ethom

Fake, fake and more fake.

The president was a semi-regular on Fox & Friends for years.


8 posted on 05/14/2018 10:14:58 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: ethom
Bullchit!

Trump has listened to F&F for a long time.

He used to call the show once a week or so long before he ran for office.

9 posted on 05/14/2018 10:15:30 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: ethom

I think Lori Klausitis was tricked too.


10 posted on 05/14/2018 10:16:12 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: ethom

So CNNTimeLies and PMSLSD are upset that they cannot gaslight DJTrump anymore, waaaaaaaa


11 posted on 05/14/2018 10:16:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ads for Chappaquiddick warn of scenes of tobacco use. What about the hazards of drunk driving?)
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To: tired&retired

exactly! I don’t mind him talking to Hannity and Judge Janine AT ALL!


12 posted on 05/14/2018 10:17:52 AM PDT by ethom
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To: ethom

Back in the day LBJ had a 3 screen TV to watch CBS, NBC, & ABC at the same time. Trump or any future president would have to have the walls in the Oval office floor to ceiling to watch national and international news broadcasts.


13 posted on 05/14/2018 10:18:49 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: ethom

If I am not mistaken, Trump has always been a F n F fan and would call into the show long before he was a candidate?


14 posted on 05/14/2018 10:20:06 AM PDT by The Deplorable Miss Lemon (If illegals are here to do the jobs Americans won't do why are so many illegals on welfare?)
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To: ethom

Media-lite indeed!


15 posted on 05/14/2018 10:22:38 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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To: ethom


16 posted on 05/14/2018 10:30:04 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: miss marmelstein
The president was a semi-regular on Fox & Friends for years.

Yes. He called in every Monday morning.

17 posted on 05/14/2018 10:33:42 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority STILL Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: ethom
Fox News?? Sheesh, how fake. EVERYBODY knows he watches the Gorilla Channel.


18 posted on 05/14/2018 10:38:43 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ethom

BS news.

I think I made it half way through the 3rd paragraph. I deplore these Fake News rodents.


19 posted on 05/14/2018 11:53:47 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~~Trump 2020~~)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Also need a picture of a Peacock with a MAGA hat.
MS.NBC would go ballistic!!!


20 posted on 05/14/2018 12:11:36 PM PDT by conservativesister
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