Speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, political commentator Jeffrey Lord described President Trump’s press conference today as “the launch of a new reality show called ‘Beat The Press.'”
According to Mediaite, Lord – a former Reagan staffer – and Cooper were debating Trump’s now-infamous press conference in which he lashed out at the media numerous times.
One of the more memorable moments was when the President took aim at CNN, downgrading it from “fake news” status to “very fake news.”
Trump Changes CNN Status From "Fake News" To "Very Fake News"
Posted by Milo Yiannopoulos on Thursday, February 16, 2017
“What you really saw today,” said Lord to Cooper, “was the launch of a new reality television show called ‘Beat The Press.'”
“It stars Donald Trump, the executive producer is Donald Trump and he’s even in for the set design – the east room of the White House.”
“He is going to make this one of the most popular rituals in America for the next four years when he stands up and goes mono e mono against what he believes – and his staff believes – are his adversaries in the media.”
See the full exchange between Jeffrey Lord and Anderson Cooper on Mediaite’s website here.
President Trump’s press conference, held earlier today, is – of course – causing quite a stir online.
Many are echoing Jeffrey Lord’s statements, suggesting Trump really had his way with the media today and that it was quite a spectacle.
I've seen episodes of When Nature Attacks that were less brutal than Trump on the media at that press conference
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 16, 2017
Trump's press conference was televised live. He basically flogged the media in front of millions of people, it was spectacular.
— P. J. (@Portosj81) February 17, 2017
— Florida For Trump (@bigboater88) February 16, 2017
US Media never understood Trump phenomenon, never thought he could win & are now throwing the world's greatest hissy fit.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 16, 2017