*Donald Trump spent an hour recently in the Oval Office with TMZ head Harvey Levin, for a meeting that was left out of Trump’s public schedule — and the White House press corps knew nothing about their sit-down, The New York Times reports.
While Trump continues to call news organizations like CNN and the Washington Post “fake news” — even temporarily barring them from White House press briefings — his meeting with Levin proves that there is one news source The Donald trusts: TMZ.
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Trump and Levin appeared together last year on “OBJECTified: Donald Trump,” Levin’s Fox special about keepsakes. The program featured Trump’s stories behind the items in his home and how they relate to the events of his life. Apparently the show was a “huge success,” so the two men met recently to discuss another televised sit-down and the possibility that Trump could help Levin book Tom Brady for this show.
“The show was a huge success, and the two were discussing future opportunities,” White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks told the Times over email.
Levin met with Trump the day after his joint address to Congress, and was given a tour of his official residence. Details of the meeting were first unearthed by Entitymag.com.
As Keystone XL drama and Russia allegations continue to mount, Trump is using his precious presidential time to make television deals with Harvey Levin. Talk about priorities.
Read more at the New York Times.
Meanwhile, as for Trump’s claim with no evidence that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones during the 2016 campaign, “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee compared it to “white guy shoots himself … tries to pin it on a black guy. When has that ever happened?”