>> A meeting between Donald Trump and top New York Times brass and writers set for Tuesday canceled in an early morning Twitter tirade. Then un-canceled later that morning. So still happening, despite Trump's habit of going after the Times, repeatedly tweeting that it was, quote, failing. Trump's visit to the Gray Lady comes a day after an off-the-record meeting with top TV executives and anchors that, by most accounts, did not go smoothly.
With reports Trump spent 20 minutes berating the heads of major news networks. The President-elect reportedly railing against NBC executives for using unflattering photos of him. And, according to the New York Post, telling CNN head, Jeff Zucker, that his channel was quote, a network of liars. One source telling the Post, the meeting was, quote, a total disaster, a characterization campaign spokeswoman Kelly Ann Conway refutes.
>> It was very cordial, very productive.>> Reporters' access to Trump has been an ongoing struggle for those covering him in the past few months. He hasn't faced reporters in a press conference since July. Which is even more unusual now that the President-elect is guiding such a contentious transition.
Instead, Trump releasing a YouTube video Monday, laying out his plans for the first 100 days in office. His disdain for the media and his attempts to dodge the press could signal that the Trump administration will be one of the least transparent in modern times.>> He is the real deal.