President elect Trump oozed contempt for traditional media following a meeting with media executives on Monday. Said Trump: “It was like a fucking firing squad.”
A source for the New York Post added: “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.”
While the media certainly deserves criticism following its disastrous coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump’s open distain is seen by some as troubling, given Trump’s repeated assaults on the free press during his campaign.