I first heard about this when I walked in from work, turned the TV on, and, being that it was still on MSNBC, I was treated to uber-leftist host Rachel Maddow (who rails against income inequality while getting paid a huge salary) having a meltdown over Trump going to dinner without the press pool. This was terrible! Terrible! Then, this morning, they were still having a tizzy on Morning Joe. Seriously, if this is a Big Deal, the next 4-8 years is going to be a hoot
(NBC News) In a highly unusual move, President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday night left his Manhattan residence without notifying the reporters covering him or giving any indication of where he was going.
The maneuver seemed to deliberately limit access to the media.
The only way the press eventually ascertained his whereabouts was after a Bloomberg reporter, who happened to be dining at the 21 Club, tweeted a photo of Trump and some of his transition team in the Midtown steakhouse.
OMG, no press! It’s anti-Democracy! It’s against the 1st Amendment! I’m not making that up. That’s what one of Morning Joe’s guests actually stated (don’t ask me which one, I was listening, not watching).
(CBS News) President-elect Donald Trump has broken with protocol by leaving his Trump Tower residence without taking along his press contingent.
Protocol! The worst ever!
(CNN) For the second time in a week, president-elect Donald Trump has abandoned precedent and traveled without the “press pool,” a small group of journalists assigned to cover his movements.
His surprise trip on Tuesday evening was met by sharp criticism from some journalists.
Oh, poor babies. Seriously, some are actually calling themselves a “protective pool,” like they are there to protect the President and President-elect, rather than being vultures.
By this point (and actually well before it), there would be a protective pool in place to document the PEOTUS movements. https://t.co/73FwgHs2i7
— Tamara Keith (@tamarakeithNPR) November 16, 2016
Seriously, there are stories all over the media, all apoplectic over Trump going to dinner without telling them. Which is hilarious, considering the way the media was treated by Obama over all these years. Going back to the NBC fable, we read
A week after the election, Trump hasn’t yet held a press conference, the longest any recent president has waited to speak to the press. That continues a weeks-long drought that’s been going on since mid-summer, when Trump last answered questions from the press.
Obama rarely held press conferences, and went months and months without one. Hillary did the same while she was running for POTUS. The media acted more like slobbering sycophants rather than being Very Upset over this lack of transparency. My goodness, if this riles them up into Level 7 Moonbattery, I can’t wait till he takes office and does something of actual consequence, like approving Keystone XL pipeline, whacking many Obamacare provisions, killing off the Paris climate agreement, etc.
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