“It was a tremendous meeting, actually. It was reported as incredibly good, and my performance…got great reviews from everybody other than two networks who were phenomenal for about two hours. Then after that they called by their bosses who said “oh, wait a minute” and unfortunately, a lot of those anchors sent us letters saying that was one of the greatest meetings they’ve ever witnessed.”Trump finished off his riff with his oft-repeated line about how the media will only say positive things about him by 2020 — because ratings will tank if he loses his reelection bid. Watch above, via MSNBC. [Image via screengrab] — —
President Donald Trump started his first cabinet meeting of the year a short time ago, and he started things off by taking a victory lap over his accomplishments of 2017. “Welcome back to the studio,” Trump said as he began his address from the Cabinet Room. He proceeded to revisit his list of triumphs — as he perceives them — such as the GOP tax reform bill, the stock market’s performance, and jobs creation. Eventually, Trump bragged about how allowing the media to film his bipartisan immigration negotiations yesterday with several members of Congress. The discussions drew rare praise from his critics and complaints from his base. Naturally, Trump was more focused today on the former.