Hold the presses!
As reports emerged that Donald Trump took mainstream media bosses to task during a closed-door meeting on Monday, top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway is singing a different tune.
“It was like a f-ing firing squad!” was how two sources described the meeting to the New York Post.
That news spread quickly, rallying vocal Trump supporters like Fox News’ Sean Hannity who longed to see biased media elites get their comeuppance.
Now, there’s a new report that could put a bit of a damper on their fire.
“No that’s not true at all. I sat right to his left. He did not explode in anger,” Conway said of the meeting on Monday, on Bloomberg Politics’s “With All Due Respect.”
“By the way it’s an off the record meeting so whoever said that and mischaracterized it should think twice,” she continued, according the Hill. “But no he did not explode in anger.”
Conway told reporters in the Trump Tower lobby earlier on Monday that the meeting went smoothly and was “cordial” and “productive.”
“It was also very candid and very honest,” Conway said. “From my own perspective, it’s great to hit the reset button. It was a long hard-fought campaign.”
“Donald Trump proved that he animated America. He understood America and now he will be the president of all Americans.”
This is a far cry from the Post’s report that said Trump had basically read mainstream media elites the riot act starting from the top down.
“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’” the source told the Post.
“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down.”
So, what really happened? If only the fly on the wall could talk.
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