After journalists learned that a former “Apprentice” producer is sitting on more hot mic moments from GOP presidential contender Donald Trump, they are swarming like flies.
One thing that is for certain: They are out for blood — Trump’s blood.
The media, meanwhile, is confused by Trump’s call to leave his press pool in the dust ahead of the second presidential debate in St. Louis Sunday night. The pool learned this via a tweet from Trump’s campaign manager. According to TIME political reporter Zeke Miller, “This is ridiculous.”
Those publicly seeking dirt include WaPo‘s Ben Terris, HuffPost‘s Michael Calderone, Politico‘s Hadas Gold, LAT‘s Seema Mehta, who tried to use her husband’s conceivable relationship with the producer to get what she wanted, and CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski, who has been hot on the trail of Trump’s conversations with radio shock jock Howard Stern. In one, Trump allowed Stern to refer to his daughter a “piece of ass.” When asked if it was OK, Trump replied, “Yeah.”