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CNN's Reliable Sources on Trump Coverage

Feb 23, 2014|

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Let's talk about not talking about Donald Trump and O'Donnell was taken down this week. It happened on buzz feed and delicious profiled by the writer McKay confidence you got to hang out a trumpet a political speech in New Hampshire. Who on Trump's private plane and spent the night Trump's mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump was I'm sure expected they glowing profile but instead it got best. Here's the quote. Trump's political career. A long con that the blustering billionaires perpetrated on the country for 25 years by repeatedly pretending to consider various runs for office. Finally appears to be on the brink of collapse. Trump was livid he got rid of VA to talk to me to do in the interview he attacked buzz feed. Join me here are McKay competence and Maggie Haberman senior political reporter for Politico. And Maggie sense you have written stories about trump over the years as so many reporters have I wanna start with you did do you think we're at the point where he shouldn't be taken seriously as a political figure. I would argue this and gubernatorial flirtation is a mistake it is hard to take seriously you are governors as the New York governorship and the person who seems to be helping the most is Andrew Cuomo the I think that you are going to see diminishing returns on us for trump I think you're going to see less and less coverage and. You're seeking your ideas McKay do agree with that he was a real player in 2012. I do think though that there is kind of a sharp just shark jump moment toward the end of that that's cycle there are many starts to come on that but I think by the end. Really everyone on all sides of the aisle especially in the press in pundit Tucker C were rolling their eyes and so I think that you'd. By you know going forward the gubernatorial thing 2016. I just don't see it getting the same kind of play that you. In your PC do you acknowledge hammed this is talking about whether he should be covered a what was your reason for why derail long profile. Yeah I mean I you know I I admit at the top of the story I'm part of the problem and have been part of the problem. Partly I wanted to call out the long con as I call it even more interesting to me with what is it that Meeks this billionaire who's already famous already rich so obsessed with getting the political class to take him seriously. Right why is she so interested in this. I think it's true video eluded him my conclusion was that you know at the end of the day. He's already done real estate he's already done reality TV he has fame. What he wants his credibility what he wants is for at least some segment of the population to look at him as a serious person. And the problem and kind of a great tragedy have him to but he doesn't know how to do that.