Trump versus media, continued

It hasn’t taken long for tensions to surface between president-elect Donald Trump and the media. Trump has just visited the White House to have a chat with Obama and a look around.

Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!

His relationship with the White House Correspondents’ Association hasn’t started well.

White House Correspondents Association: Trump decision to leave DC without informing press could leave Americans “blind” during crisis

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Trump may not know how things are expected to work yet. Or this could be the beginning of an uneasy and possibly contentious relationship between Trump and the media.

Trump owes his success to the attention given him by the media, but he indicated during the campaign a large amount of friction as well, when the media didn’t perform how he liked.

Trump’s apparently conciliatory conversion regarding Obama and Clinton does not seem to apply to media.

UPDATE: An NBC News reporter got a response from Trump on registration of Muslims and got a chilling response: Donald Trump Says He’d ‘Absolutely’ Require Muslims to Register

Donald J. Trump, who earlier in the week said he was open to requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a database, said on Thursday night that he “would certainly implement that — absolutely.”

Mr. Trump was asked about the issue by an NBC News reporter and pressed on whether all Muslims in the country would be forced to register. “They have to be,” he said. “They have to be.’’

When asked how a system of registering Muslims would be carried out — whether, for instance, mosques would be where people could register — Mr. Trump said: “Different places. You sign up at different places. But it’s all about management. Our country has no management.’’

Asked later, as he signed autographs, how such a database would be different from Jews having to register in Nazi Germany, Mr. Trump repeatedly said, “You tell me,” until he stopped responding to the question.

 More than a bit ominous.

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13 Comments

  1. duperez

     /  11th November 2016

    The media is not doing very well. I’ve seen no reference there to whether at their meeting Trump asked to see Obama’s birth certificate. Surely he did.

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  2. Should just change the name of this site to Your Trump NZ.

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    • He might be your Trump but he’s not mine.

      Trump and the US election has been the big story of the week, it’s been a very popular topic with many people.

      If you aren’t interested I’m sure there will be one or two other things out there if you look hard enough.

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  3. Conspiratoor

     /  11th November 2016

    A ‘protective pool of reporters’. Sounds like an oxymoron to me. Hasn’t he just proved these tossers are irrelevant?

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    • Gezza

       /  11th November 2016

      Have they supplied any stats or names of reporters who’ve stopped a bullet for past Presidents?

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      • Conspiratoor

         /  11th November 2016

        G, I think not. He will probably continue to treat the liberal media like dirt and feed them crumbs. As long as he delivers it won’t mean a damn to the folks who matter. I’ve been following this fairly closely the last few days and it is abundant clear they haven’t learnt a damn thing. Cheers,c

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        • Gezza

           /  11th November 2016

          Still, can’t be too careful these days.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  12th November 2016

          I don’t believe that he can deliver. He promised things that he probably can’t do by law.

          Why isn’t he protesting against the rigged voting that he knew would happen and said would happen ?

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  11th November 2016

    That quote about Muslim registration was 12 months ago.

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  5. Kitty Catkin

     /  12th November 2016

    Will he make them wear coloured stars ?

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    • KC why did you ask that hypothetical question when you know damn well that it would never happen. Your slips are showing.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  12th November 2016

        Oh, come on.

        People said that it would never happen in Germany-but it did. To say that it would never happen is very naive. It wasn’t a hypothetical question at all. The stars were not intended to be literal, as I have no idea what he has in mind, but I bet that if he and his redneck voters could, they would.

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