Some of the most powerful names in television media arrived at Trump Tower in New York City Monday afternoon to meet with the president-elect.
NBC’s Lester Holt, Chuck Todd and president Debora Turness were spotted as well as CNN’s Jeff Zucker, Erin Burnett, and Wolf Blitzer, Fox News executives Bill Shine, Jack Abernethy, Jay Wallace and Suzanne Scott, CBS’s John Dickerson Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King and Charlie Rose. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Martha Raddatz and David Muir were also spotted entering the building. MSNBC’s president Phil Griffin was also reportedly in attendance.
The meeting was reportedly “Off the Record” as some of the reporters and executives completely ignored their press colleagues, stationed outside the elevators or waved awkwardly. Very little was said about the meeting.
When one reporter asked Chuck Todd what he was doing there, he shrugged his shoulders and said, “I wish I knew!”
“Here’s what I’m going to fight for,” he added, motioning to the press. “A protective pool.”
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 21, 2016