He commanded his Trump campaign director of communication, Tim Murtaugh, to send out a memo to a number of television producers. He directed them to challenge those who appear on their shows with “outlandish, false” allegations of collusions, because they have now been “proven to be false.”
Political journalist for AXIOS Jonathan Swan sent out a tweet containing Trump’s chilling memo:
‘The Trump campaign is sending this memo to TV producers:’
Murtaugh named Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, and former CIA Director John Brennan.
Trump tried to order CNN, MSNBC, and NBC to question whether guests “warrant further appearances:
‘Moving forward, we ask that you employ basic journalistic standards when booking such guests to appear anywhere in your universe of productions. You should begin by asking the basic question: Does this guest warrant further appearances in our programming, given the outrageous and unsupported claims made in the past?
‘if these guests do reappear, you should replay the prior statements and challenge them to provide the evidence which prompted them to make the wild claims in the first place. At this point, there must be introspection from the media who facilitated the reckless statements and serious evaluation of how such guests are considered and handled in the future.’
POTUS falsely claimed that his had been a “complete and total exoneration:”
‘This was an illegal takedown that failed and hopefully somebody’s going is to be looking at the other side. So it’s complete exoneration. No collusion, no obstruction.’
The two-page memo is below in its entirety. After that, Twitter world caught fire. Check out some of our favorites below: