Joe Scarborough Says That CNN President Jeff Zucker Calls Trump Personally to Book Him
The host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe Joe Scarborough dished on his competitors during a Thursday podcast, accusing CNN president Jeff Zucker of calling Donald Trump personally every time he wanted Trump on the network.
CNN “has basically turned their entire broadcast center over to [Trump],” Scarborough told Politico’s Glenn Thrush, saying “he’s on CNN all the time.”
“Have you talked to Zucker about any of this stuff? Do you ever run into him?” asked Thrush.
“No, but he and Zucker are very close. Zucker personally calls Trump and books Trump.” Scarborough responded. “And Trump laughs and calls Zucker ‘my personal booker,’ because Zucker will call Trump.”
“He hasn’t said that publicly, but he’s said it. I’ve said it publicly now,” he continued. “But, you know, Trump will laugh every time Zucker calls because Zucker will call to personally book him.”
Scarborough’s accusations come after CNN accused him of being too close to Trump and visiting Trump in his hotel room on the night of the New Hampshire primary. The former congressman addressed those charges in his interview with Thrush as well: “It’s total bullshit.”
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