CNN’s president Jeff Zucker channels his hate for President Trump by frequently dictating anti-Trump questions into the ears of his anchors when they are live on the air. He has been known to extend anti-Trump arguments by ignoring commercial breaks and ‘keep going.’ President Trump and Zucker have known each other for over ten years and has personally condemned Trump’s attacks on journalism, claiming that it was violating democracy. This behavior is a little unorthodox because typically the President of a network is not as hands-on as their anchors. The worst part is that these anchors are getting the blame for being too hard on President Trump and for being too liberal, when, in fact, it’s their boss pushing them in that direction.
From Daily Caller:
During host Jake Tapper’s 25-minute brawl with Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway Feb. 7, Zucker called the control room to tell them to ignore commercial breaks. “He was telling my executive producer, ‘Keep going!’” Tapper told media reporter Marisa Guthrie. After President Donald Trump’s Feb. 16 East Room press conference, Zucker “picks up his phone and barks into the receiver:
‘What about the 57 percent of people who didn’t vote for him? Doesn’t he have to be their president, too?’”
“He hangs up,” according to Guthrie, and “seconds later, Tapper poses a version of the question to Lord.”
Zucker called to demand another question later in that same segment: “Zucker picks up the phone again: ‘Then why does he have to ask April Ryan to get a meeting?’”