Did you see Trump’s first formal press conference since the election? Well, I did.
And what a gift Trump received !
Overnight a number of press organizations carried a unsubstantiated story about Trump and how the Russians were suppose to have embarrassing information on Trump that they would use this against him as leverage him after he is in power . Additionally, some of Trump people it was alleged , were conspiring witheTrump’s people.
All of this was not supported by any facts. Yet , CNN and other news organizations carried it .Some did not.
But it gave Trump the ammunition to go on the offensive in the Press Conference and deflect other relevant questions.
Interestingly , Trump had a law firm specifically address how he intends to separate himself from his business dealings. This was a smart move and effectively blunted any questions on conflicts after Trump becomes President . At least for now.
The Press , especially CNN and Buzzfeed and others who released the unsubstantiated reports effectively sabotaged its own press profession in being able to mount honest and effective questions.