So much for burying the hatchet. Even victory has not diminished Donald Trump’s resentment of the news media.
His relations with the news outlets have gotten no better now that he has transitioned from confrontational candidate to confrontational president-elect. Trump’s angry rant about the New York Times on Tuesday morning – in which he briefly canceled a meeting with the outlet – followed what was by several reports a stormy session the day before with major news networks.
Television executives and journalists traveled to Trump Tower for the closed-door meeting anticipating a discussion about media access to the White House and perhaps a recalibration of the increasingly hostile relationship.
A top official of Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Tuesday reaffirmed signals sent by the president-elect that he's not interested in pursuing criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, despite his repeated campaign promises to prosecute the Democratic nominee over her handling of classified materials and involvement in the Clinton Foundation.
Kellyanne Conway, Trump's former campaign manager, also told MSNBC that congressional Republicans should follow Trump's lead, suggesting they drop their own probes into Clinton.
"I think when the president-elect, who's also the head of your party, tells you before he's even inaugurated that he doesn't wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone, and content to the members," Conway said.
Indiana is among a handful of red states that took federal aid through the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid eligibility to poor, childless adults. But unlike most traditional Medicaid expansions, Indiana set up a system that requires many low-income residents on the program to pay small monthly contributions for their health coverage.
Donald Trump briefly canceled a meeting Tuesday with New York Times journalists, claiming that its terms were suddenly changed.
The charge was made in the obfuscatory style that has come to mark Trump's tweets. He said only that the terms of the meeting were changed, not who changed them; the paper said Trump, not anyone on its side, had requested new terms after the meeting was set.
NYT did not try to change ground rules. Trump did, asking for only a private meeting and no on-the-record segment, which NYT refused. https://t.co/EpmZFdDYAh
The meeting was supposed to have included both a private discussion, similar to one Trump had Monday with television news network executives, and a segment where reporters were free to quote Trump by name. The Times said Trump later asked for the meeting to be fully private, a request the newspaper refused.
A newly released video shows a room full of people doing the Hitler salute and yelling "Hail Trump!" after listening to a speech about white nationalism that invokes Nazi terminology.
The video was taken over the weekend by a reporter for The Atlantic while working on a documentary about Richard Spencer. Spencer is the person speaking in the video. He runs the National Policy Institute, a self-described "alt-right" think tank that openly supports white nationalist and neo-Nazi policies. In the past, he has called for a "peaceful ethnic cleansing" of the United States.
In the video, Spencer calls the media "leftists" and "cucks," invoking popular "alt-right" insults for people they disagree with. He calls the media the "Lügenpresse," which is what the original Nazi Party called the media in Germany – the "lying press."