More details on the praise Trump heaped on Obama in meeting yesterday w media execs pic.twitter.com/4xm0qKsw3f
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) November 22, 2016
Quote’s from Politico. What a pathetic excuse for a human being President-Elect Smallgloves is — desperate for any indication that he’s something other than a failed heir and reality-show grifter elevated far beyond his competence. Any sign of positive attention, and he expands like a soaked sponge.
Further evidence, from the NYTimes, “Less Defiant Trump…: ‘I Hope We Can All Get Along’“:
On Twitter Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald J. Trump was the media-bashing firebrand many of his supporters adore, denouncing The New York Times as a “failing” institution that covered him inaccurately — “and with a nasty tone!”
Eight hours later, after a lunchtime interview with editors and reporters for The Times — one that was briefly canceled, after Mr. Trump quarreled over the ground rules, then restored — the mood of the president-elect, it seemed, had mellowed.
“The Times is a great, great American jewel,” Mr. Trump declared as he prepared to leave the gathering in the newspaper’s 16th-floor boardroom, where portraits of former presidents adorn the walls…
The president-elect had sounded less gracious Tuesday morning when he abruptly called off his meeting at The Times in a Twitter post, contending that the paper had changed its terms for how the conversation could be reported.
A Times spokeswoman, Eileen Murphy, said the paper had made no such changes, and said that Mr. Trump’s team requested on Monday that the meeting be off the record — a request The Times declined.
Three people with knowledge of Mr. Trump’s deliberations said that Reince Priebus, the incoming White House chief of staff, had tried to scuttle the meeting at The Times by telling Mr. Trump, erroneously, that the newspaper was shifting its terms.
Mr. Priebus had been among those urging the president-elect to cancel his interview because he could face questions he might not be prepared to answer, these people said. (A spokesman for Mr. Trump declined to comment on Mr. Priebus’s role.)…
That’s an easy one: Fall Guy. Smithers to Trump’s Mr. Burns. If Priebus isn’t already wishing it had been arsenic instead of Bailey’s he poured on his breakfast cereal during the run-up to the election, he will be, soon enough.