Donald Trump acts as his own anonymous source in meeting with network anchors

Less than a month after complaining that reporters “make up stories and make up sources,” President Donald Trump is now depending on favorable coverage that use an anonymous source — namely, himself.

Prior to his joint address to Congress on Tuesday, the president used a private meeting with national news anchors to speak off the record as a “senior administration official,” according to BuzzFeed. “There’s got to be a coming together,” Trump told the reporters on background, specifically on issues like immigration reform. Some of his comments were later put back on the record on Tuesday evening, specifically his statement that “the time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides.”

Source: Salon

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