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Trump: CNN’s Jeff Zucker is my friend

Donald Trump spoke candidly about his relationship with CNN boss Jeff Zucker (who was previously his own boss at NBC).

Asked by the Hollywood Reporter if he and Zucker discussed CNN and its coverage of Trump, he replied, “Jeff is a friend of mine, but if I didn’t get ratings he would not have all Trump all the time. I kid him about it. He wants to do documentaries. I say, “Jeff, I don’t have time.” But when I go on, the meter jumps. He should pay me a fortune, right? They should all pay me for this. I’m doing this for nothing.”

He also remarked on how CNN has “been wild about the whole Trump thing, whatever that is” — which is definitely true. At one point, CNN had mentioned Trump more than 400 times — which was more than any other candidate.

New Day‘s Chris Cuomo will interview Trump today for a primetime special to air tonight.


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