Watch: CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Reveals Trump Urged Her To Praise Him Or He Wouldn’t Interview
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, who used to frequent on the Fox News morning show “Fox & Friends,” revealed on Thursday that Donald Trump stopped giving her interviews after she left the Fox News because she was “being mean to him now.”
Talking to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, Camerota recalled the time when she started working on CNN and interviewed then-candidate Trump.
Camerota explained that after a couple of interviews, Trump decided to stop giving her the time. She said that she was finally able to speak to him to get an answer as to why he stopped giving her interviews.
“I explained to him that the rules had changed. He was now a presidential candidate and I was now the anchor of a news program at a news network, rather than simply a morning show host who didn’t have to follow journalistic standards,” she wrote.
“Now it is my job to point out the hypocrisy of elected officials and/or candidates,” she told Trump. “I’m tasked with highlighting discrepancies in the public statements and promises of candidates. It’s the duty of journalists to be watchdogs of government, not lapdogs. That’s our job. I understand you may prefer a fluffy feature piece, but this is the big leagues and the ballgame has changed.”
“You’re so mean to me now,” Trump said, according to Camerota.
So, she gave up the noble effort many have attempted when trying to explain something to Trump.
“I could never have predicted at that Trump Tower meeting that we’d find ourselves here, with the President of the United States blaming the press, while taking no responsibility for the toxic tone of the rhetoric,” Camerota closed her piece saying. “I could never have predicted that at the end of a bloody and tragic week, a US President would claim that hurtful words matter only when he’s on the receiving end, not when he delivers them. I would never have believed that the most powerful man in the world would think his own words have no power.”
Take a look at her story in the video clip below: