House Speaker Nancy Pelosi detailed more of what led to President Donald Trump’s alleged “melt down” at a meeting on military strategy.
At a press conference Thursday, Pelosi said Trump was angered by her asking about why he was sending troops to Saudi Arabia and her noting that Russian President Vladimir Putin benefits from the move to pull out troops from the Syrian border–which resulted in Turkey invading.
“I also pointed out to the president I had concerns that all roads seemed to lead to Putin. The Russians have been trying to get a hold in the Middle East unsuccessfully and now the president has given them an opportunity with the Kurds reaching out to them for support in Syria,” Pelosi said.
“Then the president said, ‘Well, the reason I’m taking the troops out of Syria is because I promised in the campaign to bring the troops home.’ My question to him was ‘is Saudi Arabia home? Is Saudi Arabia home? Why are our troops going to Saudi Arabia if you promised to bring them home?’ He said, ‘well the Saudi Arabians are paying for it.’”
“Really? We’re putting our troops in harms way for Saudi Arabia because they’re paying?” Pelosi asked reporters rhetorically.
“It just didn’t add up,” she continued, saying that her questions resulted in Trump melting down.
“What it did do is cause a melt down on the part of the president because he was unhappy with those questions. And it was unfortunate because we were invited to the meeting. The president started off the meeting by saying ‘I don’t know who asked for this meeting, I didn’t.’ And we’re like, well, let’s proceed anyway.”
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle met with Jeff Zucker multiple times this year over a potential position at CNN, Mediaite has learned.
Ruhle — who anchors MSNBC Live solo at 9 a.m. and another hour alongside Ali Velshi at 1 p.m. — was courted by CNN’s president throughout the spring about the possible move. Since joining MSNBC from Bloomberg News, she has become one of the breakout daytime hosts at the network with tough questions, an often emotional take on weighty news, and an eye for nonsense (particularly when facing off with Trump supporters) leading some to speculate whether she could be headed to a more opinionated hour.
As to where she could fit on the CNN schedule, there has been talk of a permanent host to take over the 11 p.m. slot on CNN so that Don Lemon can return to hosting one hour from 10 to 11 p.m. But Mediaite has been hearing that CNN is pleased with attorney and commentator Laura Coates who has been regularly filling in for Lemon during that hour, with a focus on the impeachment inquiry. CNN insiders tell Mediaite Coates is being seriously considered to keep that slot at least through the impeachment saga.
CNN has also been looking for ways to beef up its morning show New Day — so that could also be a possibility. As with all of these things, timing becomes critical — but if it were to happen it would mark a rare move in which an anchor leaves one cable network for a more attractive position at a rival.
Oh hidden camera, CNN Media Coordinator Christian Sierra admits that the network bias extends past Donald Trump…race enters into the decision on story content.
Sierra hypothesizes,” A white kid gets shot at Princeton University. He’s walking, he’s visiting his big brother who’s a student there, he gets shot in the head. He gets killed. We’re going to get coverage on that because, OH MY GOD, WE HAVE TO PUT THE PRECIOUS LITTLE WHITE BOY.”
Insider Cary Poarch responds, “But three people get shot in Newark?”
Sierra responds, “NOBODY CARES. Nobody. Nobody cares. Maybe unless it happens on Cory Booker’s block!”
CNN Senior Justice Correspondent Evan Perez Says, ‘Joe Biden Has a Problem’ Because of his Son’s Foreign Business Dealings; “It Looks Bad. It Smells Bad.”
CNN President Jeff Zucker Pushes Kamala Harris’ Demand to Take Down Trump’s Twitter Account; “I Think it’s a Good Segment…Not Going to Happen, But it’s a Good Talking – it’s a Good Segment.”
Zucker on Harris: “She is Also Retooling Her Struggling Campaign.”
CNN Media Coordinator Christian Sierra Says Network is Less Fair to Andrew Yang and Amy Klobuchar, “They’re Pro-Top Contenders.”
Sierra: “I Think They Like Warren a Lot” “…They Don’t Like Tulsi Gabbard”
CNN Media Coordinator Nick Neville Says “People Would Change the Channel” if Network Broadcasted a Biden Rally.
CNN VP and Political Director David Chalian Believes That Andrew Yang Will Not Become the Democratic Nominee for President.
CNN Insider Cary Poarch: “I Actually Came to CNN a Registered Democrat. I Campaigned and Voted for Bernie in the Primaries of the 16’ election;” “…All That I Thought I Knew and Hoped to be at CNN Was False.”
Poarch: “It’s an Unwritten Rule That if You Are Center, Center Right, or Heaven Forbid, Full Right Republican Trump Supporter, Then You Are Not Welcome at CNN.”
Insider Cary Poarch Wants ‘Free and Fair Election’ and Not ‘Some Ideology Shoved Down My Throat;’ Wants CNN to ‘Get Back to the Facts and Get Back to Reporting the News.’
(Washington, D.C.) On Monday, October 14, 2019 Project Veritas released Part 1 of a series of recordings provided by a brave CNN Insider who blew the whistle on rampant bias at the network. The story, with substantial social media attention and cable news coverage, to include a tweet from President Trump, provides video footage highlighting the personal vendetta of CNN President Jeff Zucker against POTUS, as well as evidence of bias across the network. CNN Insider Cary Poarch further detailed his concerns against the network on national television last night.
In Part 2 of our #ExposeCNN series, Poarch exposes candid opinions and unguarded comments from various employees and executives including CNN President Jeff Zucker, CNN Vice President and Political Director David Chalian, and CNN Media Coordinator Christian Sierra.
Cary Poarch, who wants CNN to “get back to the facts and get back to reporting news,” used a hidden camera to record conversations over several months.
Poarch was able to participate in the daily 9AM meetings where CNN President Jeff Zucker talked to the staff and gave them their daily guidance.
One day the 9AM meeting included an exchange between CNN President Jeff Zucker and CNN Vice President and Political Director David Chalian about the viability of Democratic candidate Andrew Yang:
Jeff Zucker, CNN President:“David, are we taking Andrew Yang seriously enough?”
David Chalian, Vice President and CNN Political Director:“Yeah, I mean, I think we – I don’t know why we wouldn’t take him – you know, most of these candidates seriously. We should definitely be looking at why Andrew Yang is resonating…Do I think he’s a likely nominee? No, I don’t.”
In another 9AM meeting, Zucker pushed for the use of some on-air reporting time designed more for ratings than for reporting news when he noted that CNN should do a segment on Democratic candidate Kamala Harris’ call for President Trump’s Twitter account to be suspended:
Jeff Zucker, CNN President: “It’s not going to happen, but I think it’s a good segment in the show… Not going to happen, but it’s a good talking – it’s a good segment.”
In a discussion about why Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s campaign rally isn’t broadcast in its entirety, a CNN employee indicated that decisions seem to be based on ratings:
Nick Neville, CNN Media Coordinator: “They probably think it’s boring… people would change, people would change the channel.”
CNN is hosting tonight’s Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, and a lot of discussion took place with various CNN employees about CNN’s treatment of several of the candidates.
CNN’s Media Coordinator Christian Sierra explained that by focusing on just a few candidates the network treats others unfairly:
CNN Insider: “Who is CNN unfairer against right now on the debate?”
Christian Sierra, CNN Media Coordinator: “Um, I think probably Yang and Klobuchar. One of the lesser ones. Just cause they’re going to talk about Biden more Warren and Sanders. They’re not going to mention others.
they want to cover the people who are on the top. They don’t want to cover the bottom.”
CNN Insider: “So, who does he (Zucker) want to be president?”
Christian Sierra, CNN Media Coordinator: “Here’s the thing, I don’t know. I think he (ZUCKER) wants a democrat but I don’t think he has any particular favorite. Well, ‘cause here’s the thing, he donated before to Kamala Harris when she was running for Senate in California. Um, but, I think he kind of likes Pete, but I can tell he also likes Biden and Warren.”
CNN Insider: “You think he likes Biden?”
Christian Sierra, CNN Media Coordinator:“I think so.”
But according to a candid comment from CNN Senior Justice Correspondent Evan Perez, Biden has a problem:
Evan Perez, Senior Justice Correspondent: “Now I’ll tell you this. Joe Biden has a problem. Because his son was trading in his name. It looks bad. It smells bad. It’s not illegal. Nothing is illegal about it… How do you go and say that Donald Trump is the person? Get him out of here, and convict him, when your son is doing the sameshit.”
As for some of the other candidates:
CNN Insider: “Who does CNN like?”
Christian Sierra, CNN Media Coordinator: “I think they like Warren a lot.
They don’t like Tulsi. They don’t like Tulsi Gabbard.
Because she supports, Assad and she’s not taking a conventional route when it comes to one policy, stuff like that.”
CNN Insider Cary Poarch said, “I just want us to have a free and fair election. That’s what it’s all about. Like we get an information presented to us. We can, we can pull the lever for whoever we want. Again, left, right center, whatever. That’s the American dream. That’s what it should be. I don’t need to have some ideology shoved down my throat. That’s twisted in a way.”
Project Veritas intends to continue its investigation into corruption in the Mainstream Media. We encourage brave insiders at these organizations to come forward with any information they have, so that the public knows what is really going on within these media companies.
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