This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Jessica Schneider) The claim from Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough they were threatened & the spin from both sides about a story examined. [SCARBOROUGH - talks about the "National Enquirer" query & the idea an apology would get the story spiked.] [On MSNBC, BRZEZINSKI - speaks about his childlike ego with women; cites the tabloid's phone calls.] A statement from "National Enquirer" editor Dylan Howard about the Mika-Joe story outlined on screen. Trump & Scarborough tweets quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Joe Johns) What deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders & Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said about the exchange between Trump & the TV co-hosts on a day with a White House visit from the South Korea president discussed. [On ABC, CONWAY - cites the personal attacks on TV on Trump.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A "New Yorker" article by CNN's Jeffrey Toobin on the "National Enquirer" & Trump noted. [Via Skype, TOOBIN - talks about the relationship between Trump & David Pecker of the "National Enquirer" & his support of "heroic" Trump with savage coverage of his rivals like Hillary Clinton; explains the story of Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal†† being paid by the tabloid not to claim she had an affair with Trump when he was married.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's "New York Times" Maggie Haberman, historian Jim Naftali, Trump supporter Jason Miller & Kirsten Powers about the Trump tweet about TV co-host Mika Brzezinski & the "National Enquirer". [HABERMAN, POWERS, MILLER, NAFTALI - offer views on how Trump, the businessman, used backdoor avenues, Trump's history of mocking people like a disabled reporter, the possibility of the president extorting via the "National Enquirer" story, the issue of Trump's relationship with David Pecker of the "National Enquirer," how other presidents like Richard Nixon hated the press, but Trump is shameless & views he is bigger than the job of the presidency.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's "New York Times" Maggie Haberman, historian Jim Naftali, Trump supporter Jason Miller & Kirsten Powers about the Trump tweet about TV co-host Mika Brzezinski & the "National Enquirer". [HABERMAN, NAFTALI, MILLER, POWERS - offer views on the context of a president using a tabloid like the "National Enquirer," that Trump "doubled down" about his tweet storm, which affects his credibility in the world, Trump's ability to "chat" via Twitter: people like that, how we have to report on his tweets. how he obsesses with the press.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Ryan Nobles) How Trump's about face on the health care issue was brought about by Senator Ben Sasse's idea to repeal now & replace later & the timeline for repeal & later come up with a replacement plan discussed.
(New York: Randi Kaye) A look at how much television President Trump watches all day especially about him presented. [TRUMP - lauds "Fox & Friends" in the morning.] [On NBC, TRUMP - talks about watching news shows.] [On Fox, TRUMP - says every network hits him with made-up stories.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's "New York Times" Maggie Haberman, Brian Stelter & Trump author Michael D'Antonio about Trump, the TV watcher. [HABERMAN, STELTER, D'ANTONIO - offer views on Trump's TV viewing, his sense of grievance, his image from "The Apprentice," how his TV viewing is a relatable quality, his past penchant for "leaking" news about himself, how he is a child of television.]