Today, we learned that there is still unity among the members of the media.
Earlier, Olivia Nuzzi of The Daily Beast was at Trump Grill, a steakhouse in Trump Tower. The grill, of course, was the subject of a pretty bad Vanity Fair review that sent President-elect Donald Trump into a tirade against the magazine earlier today.
VF, for their part, responded sort of cheekily and it all seems to have blown over for now. Still, only hours after the grill’s big moment in the spotlight, Nuzzi was there working on an article she has coming out. She told Mediaite that she “wanted some color from Trump Tower,” so chose to sit at the bar when she found no seats in the area usually designated for the press. What she got — or, rather, what someone near her got — was more than color.
She tweeted this photo from the grill:
The man next to me at Trump Grill ordered a vodka martini and this is how it came out. pic.twitter.com/9sx8jbY8uT
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) December 15, 2016
Almost immediately, other reporters and media personnel began to chime in. From Vice to Politico to Complex, every sort of outlet was represented by a staffer who was disgusted by the drink’s color, container, or contents. Even the New York Post and Independent Journal Review came out to party/express shock. It was a bi-partisan Twitter event.
@Olivianuzzi this is precious
— Tony Romm (@TonyRomm) December 15, 2016
It really is the end times. https://t.co/1i0m2qpPS9
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 15, 2016
@Olivianuzzi … is that white wine with an olive and ice in it or
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) December 15, 2016
Oh. My. God.
So we finally found the one issue where Trump doesn't listen to the Russians.https://t.co/V8ItKaXdDa
— John Schindler (@20committee) December 15, 2016
@Olivianuzzi first, is that ice? second, is that a wine glass?
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) December 15, 2016
— Jenna Mullins (@JBomb11) December 15, 2016
I zoomed in on this picture even though I could already see what it showed. I just wanted to feel the horror in HD https://t.co/Ed2rQc5TIy
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) December 15, 2016
@Olivianuzzi spit my coffee out
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) December 15, 2016
well, you don't see that every day https://t.co/xgZbtIKuVE
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) December 15, 2016
@Olivianuzzi kind of surprised they didn’t serve it in a taco bowl tbh
— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) December 15, 2016
@Olivianuzzi I got thrown out of there once when I tried to take photos.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) December 15, 2016
@Olivianuzzi my god
— Matt Ford (@fordm) December 15, 2016
@Olivianuzzi what the hell is that
— politically correct (@bijanstephen) December 15, 2016
@Olivianuzzi that looks yellow?
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 15, 2016
.@Olivianuzzi Where’s the NSFW tag? ?
— Andy Mai (@MaiAndy) December 15, 2016
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) December 15, 2016
@Olivianuzzi I just nearly choked reading this tweet
— Liam Stack (@liamstack) December 15, 2016
Even Mediaite staff members were shocked.
Nuzzi did tell Mediaite that the gentleman who ordered the drink was a Trump supporter who had no issue with it and drank it completely. Still, it’s obvious that the one thing that will truly bring journalists together at this strange point in the history of media is a poorly-made martini.
Perhaps Trump should hold all diplomatic meetings at Trump Grill to ensure maximum agreement and unity going forward.
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