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Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 3:28PM EDT
Report: Omarosa secretly recorded President Trump
Source: The Daily Beast
The Daily Beast reports that Trump's former Apprentice contestant secretly taped him when she worked in the White House and played them for people while shopping her forthcoming book Unhinged. One person described the recorded conversations between Trump and Omarosa as "anodyne, everyday chatter, but said they did appear to feature Trump’s voice, either over the phone or in-person." As The Daily Beast notes, "the mere existence of such recordings represent a dramatic betrayal of trust by a one-time Trump confidant who has since abandoned years of professed loyalty to the president and has apparently decided to profit off her years of closeness to Trump." ALSO: Meet the Press lands an "exclusive" interview with Omarosa.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
NBC News remembers former Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert on the 10th anniversary of his death
Source: NBC News
Russert died on June 13, 2008 at age 58 while preparing an episode of Meet the Press amid the 2008 presidential election season. "He changed the broadcast in many ways and left a powerful legacy on broadcast journalism," said NBC News.
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 6:57AM EDT
Chuck Todd responds to President Trump calling him a "sleepy son of a b*tch" at a rally
“I bring my kids up to respect the office of the presidency and the president,” the Meet the Press moderator told NBC's Washington affiliate. “I don’t allow them to say anything negative, ever, about the president...It creates a challenge to all parents when he uses vulgarities like that.”
Posted Saturday 11/04/17 at 1:58AM EDT
Thanks to Trump, Meet the Press will only celebrate its 70th anniversary “a little bit” on Sunday
Source: Orlando Sentinel
The longest-running show in TV history debuted on November 6, 1947, yet moderator Chuck Todd doesn’t plan to dwell on the anniversary on Sunday’s show. “Pre-Trump, this show might have felt more like a special,” says Todd. “We rarely feel comfortable pre-taping an interview even the night before a Sunday morning show. The president gets up in the morning and starts tweeting, the world reacts. It can be a political earthquake sometimes.”