John Dickerson

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21 Nov, 2016
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Trump meets top media execs, anchors

Meeting

wolf-blitzer-trumpIn a meeting organised by Conway, Trump meets executives and on-air anchors from CNN, Fox News, NBC, ABC and CBS, the five largest television networks in the United States, for an off-the-record discussion. ABC News is represented by president Goldston and anchors Stephanopoulos, Muir, and Raddatz; NBC by anchors Holt and Todd, along with president Turness; CBS by Rose, King, O’Donnell and Dickerson; CNN by president Zucker, with anchors Blitzer and Burnett; Fox News by several executives including co-presidents Shine and Abernathy; and MSNBC by president Griffin. Transition officials wouldn’t discuss the purpose for the meeting. Sources:

It was like a f-cking firing squad. Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed. The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down…Trump didn’t say [NBC reporter] Katy Tur by name, but talked about an NBC female correspondent who got it wrong, then he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who hosted a debate – which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room.

Conway:

Excellent meetings with the top executives of the major networks. Pretty unprecedented meeting we put together in two days.

27 Sep, 2015
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No government shutdown

Interview

Boehner says to Dickerson on Face the Nation that there will be no government shutdown.

The Senate is expected to pass a continuing resolution next week, the House will take up the Senate bill.

Boehner said he’s certain the continuing resolution will require Democratic votes to pass, expects Democrats will want to keep the government open. Boehner also says said the House will establish a special committee to investigate the videos of abortion clinics

[They] really raise questions about the use of federal funds and raise questions about aborted fetuses and born-alive.

House Speaker John Boehner: There will not be a government shutdown

20 Sep, 2015
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‘I’m a real person’

Interview

Clinton is interviewed by Dickerson on Face The Nation. When asked to use three words to describe herself:

Just three? I can’t possibly do that! [Laughs] I mean, look, I am a real person with all the pluses and minuses that go along with being that. And I’ve been in the public eye for so long that I think, you know, it’s like the feature that you see in some magazines sometimes, ‘Real people actually go shopping,’ you know?’

She says she sees herself as an outsider:

I cannot imagine anyone being more of an outsider than the first woman president. So you know, I’m not running for Bill’s third term, I’m not running for President Obama’s third term, but it would be foolish of me not to say, ‘You know, that worked better than what the Republicans offer.

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