President Donald Trump faced a lot of opposition on the campaign trail to the White House, but probably the most scandalous bit of ammo from the left was a leaked 2005 tape. The Republican Nominee on a hot mic before an ‘Access Hollywood’ interview, was having a private conversation with then host Billy Bush. In the conversation, Trump can be heard using derogatory language about women. That one tape could have brought down the whole race to the presidency.
Trump is ready to get his revenge when he sent an email last fall to a man who could have destroyed everything for Trump. In the email Trump reminds CNN President Jeff Zucker that he would find a way to get back at him.
Trump began to feel back stabbed by Zucker, who he considered an ally, after CNN panelists used and focused much of their attention during the October presidential debate, upon the leaked 2005 tape.
In earlier days Trump and Zucker (former head of NBC Entertainment) got along great. Zucker even helped Trump achieve national recognition when Trump had his show ‘The Apprentice’ and later added ‘Celebrity Apprentice’.
The email, has reportedly been routed through Trump’s spokeswoman Hope Hicks. In it, Trump tells Zucker that he plans to get his revenge while at the oval office.
“Jeff, Too bad you (CNN) couldn’t be honest with how well I did in the debate. The dumbest thing I ever did was get you the job at CNN — you are the most disloyal person. Just remember, I always seem to find a way to get even. Best wishes, Donald J. Trump,” Trump says in the email.
The reason we even know about the email’s existence is the New York Times is taking an extensive look at Zucker’s and Trump’s careers and how they have intertwined. The New York Times is going back to Trump’s early days in reality TV, all the way to Zucker’s over use of coverage of Trump to bring CNN’s ratings and standings up.
President Trump has told CNN reporters to their face at media events: “You are fake news.” CNN is not the only news source that Trump attacked harshly, he also spoke unfavorably about the New York Times.
Trump has never said something he didn’t mean and never hidden the fact that being a vengeful person is a part of his personality.
“Always get even. When you are in business, you need to get even with people who screw you.” – Think Big
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2013
During a 2005 speech, Trump spoke his mind on getting revenge,
“If someone screws you, screw them back 10 times harder. At least they’re going to leave you alone, and at least you’ll feel good.”
“I believe in screwing people when they screw you.”
More of Trump’s take on how much joy can be felt when you get revenge in his 2009 book, ‘Think Big’ states,
“I love getting even when I get screwed by someone.”
“Always get even. When you are in business, you need to get even with people who screw you. You need to screw them back 15 times harder. You do it not only to get the person who messed with you, but also to show the others who are watching what will happen to them if they mess with you. If someone attacks you, do not hesitate. Go for the jugular.”
Trump truly lives by his own words.
“What happens is they hit me and I hit them back harder,” Trump said on the road to the White House last April.
“But they hit me and I hit them back harder and they disappear. That’s what we want to lead the country.”
Evidently that was true. Trump was elected President.
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