I haven’t had a call from the NYT in two years says the president, who spoke for 40 minutes with @peterbakernyt just before his speech for the RNC less than two months ago, on a call with staff just now.
Potus unhappy about @alexburnsNYT and my story today, says his supporters “don’t give a shit” about the Times.
Stepien began the call by mentioning a series of metrics and sounding committed to the plan they’re trying to execute in final two weeks.
Read the story @alexburnsNYT and I wrote for today's paper > https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/18/us/politics/trump-2020-campaign.html
Now Trump says his relationship with Meadows is good. In private, the president has been railing about Meadows. On the call, he says, "I love Mark Meadows." Denies he's thinking of getting rid of him after election day.
The president tells staff on call the Wall Street Journal is "working on an important piece."
"People are tired of covid," the president said. "People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots... Fauci's a nice guy, he's been here for 500 years...wonderful sage telling us..."
"If there's a reporter on, you can have it just the way I said it, I couldn't care less," Trump says.
"My people are doing a great job," says Trump, who also said if asked two weeks ago he might not have said he was going to win (he said two weeks ago he was going to win).
"Don't feel sorry for me, don't say, 'How the hell does he do it?'" Trump says of his schedule.