Landrigan: Republican presidential Donald Trump unplugged on the stump
Love him or hate him, Republican Donald Trump is unlike any presidential candidate in this cycle.
"The truth doesn’t get out. The media is not giving the truth," Trump said at a house party in Bedford on Tuesday night.
The other 13 Republicans in this race would die for the media attention he gets at every turn.
But rather than curry favor to keep the political press happy, Trump fires back with both barrels.
"We’re tired of being abused by the media and by others that I guess they don’t have the best interest of the country at heart,'' he said.
Trump said his long run on NBC-TV with "The Celebrity Apprentice" was a delight.
"Then the poll came out which was devastating for NBC because I was No. 2,'' Trump said. "Now they say he’s No. 2; he’s never coming back. They were not thrilled.’’
The network dropped his Miss Universe pageant over his comments about Mexican immigrants and Trump tried to belittle its top political personality.
"They’re real losers, sleepy-eyed Chuck Todd," Trump said. "You know Meet the Press: Dying, going down the tubes.”
This exchange has been the definition of Trump’s love-hate-love again relationship with TV that’s marked his long successful career.
"Here’s my only problem, when television - I mean these people, Katie hasn’t looked up once at me - when these people, the level of hatred is incredible but when these people, I hope so, but when these people, I think you do a good job by the way Katie.''