On his book tour Friday, Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff ~revealed that he pretended to love Trump and hate the “liberal media” to gain access to the Trump regime.
Here’s Wolff last year faux-defending Trump and attacking CNN on CNN:
‘The media keeps losing to Trump…[Brian Stelter] turns to the camera every Sunday morning and delivers a pious sermon about Trump’s perfidiousness’…you can border on being sort of quite a ridiculous figure…I wish every weekend you did not turn to the camera and lecture America.
You may recall MSNBC’s Mark Halperin employed a similar strategery (that is, until his forthcoming book was torpedoed by sexual harassment allegations).
For example, here’s Halperin (a well known liberal) defending Trump on a show he knew Trump watched religiously:
It paid off.
This strategery got Halperin unprecedented access to Trump and the WH:
Early this year, President Trump invited Mark Halperin to dinner in the White House residence. Trump concluded the dinner by telling his team: "You guys all need to talk to him" https://t.co/V3lSdJKYm3
— Axios (@axios) December 31, 2017