In a CNN interview Thursday, veteran reporter Connie Chung appeared to recall her experience trying to interview Donald Trump long before he even tried to run for public office.
Speaking to host Brianna Keilar, Chung recalled when she was at celebrity golf tournaments with her husband and Trump would say hello to him but pretend that she wasn’t even there.
Trump went after Chung with his signature “she’s a disaster” language in the 1990s after their interview for her show “Face to Face With Connie Chung,” which ran on CBS before she began anchoring the CBS Evening News on Sunday.
“There’s no reason to expose yourself to millions of people –” Trump began in the interview.
“Do you know why you do it?” Chung cut in.
“No, why?” Trump asked.
“Because you love the publicity!” she said.
“I hate the publicity,” Trump swore.
“Get out of here,” replied Chung.
“I hate the publicity,” Trump repeated.
“Oh, please,” she shot back.
“I sell great condominiums in New York. The best in New York,” Trump claimed.
“Maybe you can try to answer the question without giving me the normal spiel,” said Chung.
“What is the normal spiel?” Trump asked.
“When — the fact is that many rich and powerful people do try to remain anonymous, you became very public very clearly by your own design,” she noted.
Trump said he’s not sure it was really by his own design because he does developments that get a lot of news. Chung argued it was because he works to get the publicity.
“I mean this, if Trump Tower weren’t a great building –” he said.
“One building in New York City with zillions of buildings,” she went on.
Trump spent the weeks that followed attacking her on the Joan Rivers show, another attempt at publicity.
Chung said that Trump hates interviews like that, particularly when the reporter is a woman.
See the video below:
"He doesn't respect women," journalist Connie Chung, who interviewed Trump in 1990, says about the President.
"My husband and I used to see him at golf tournaments… he absolutely refused to acknowledge that I was physically there… as if I were invisible. It was remarkable." pic.twitter.com/1fLaVhoW2p
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) October 22, 2020
CNN legal analyst laughs off Trump’s desire to get before the Supreme Court after a series of ‘humiliating’ court losses
On CNN Saturday, former federal prosecutor Elie Honig assessed the mounting failures in President Donald Trump's legal efforts to challenge the result of the 2020 election.
"I'm laughing because they keep trying, and the results this week somehow went from horrible to somehow even worse," said Honig. "The big case now is ... Rudy Giuliani's effort to overturn Pennsylvania. Last week, a federal district court judge firmly rejected the case. He said there's zero evidence. He called the case, a quote, 'Frankenstein's monster haphazardly stitched together' and that's gotta sting, and yesterday a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals decisively and harshly rejected the case as well. And the thing is, President Trump's lawyers tried to attack the first judge, saying, well, he's an Obama nominee. Well, guess what? The three judges yesterday who unanimously rejected it were appointed by President George W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald J. Trump."
Judges are ‘fed up’ with Trump’s voter fraud claims as his lawyers get ‘themselves into hot water’: Ex-prosecutor
On CNN Saturday, following Donald Trump's Pennsylvania election suit being dismissed in a scathing opinion by a federal judge he had appointed, former federal prosecutor Shan Wu broke down the significance of the latest developments.
"I think this judge was just the latest in a series of judges fed up with the Trump team's weak arguments," said Wu. "I said in a piece back on November 8th on CNN that it was time for the Trump legal team to put up or shut up, and they haven't done either. I mean, judge after judge has rebuked them for not having any actual evidence. Even their claims are inconsistent. You hear the president publicly, Rudy Giuliani, the so-called mastermind, talking about fraud, and yet also Giuliani publicly has said this is not a fraud case. So they're all over the board."
Trump is crippling the GOP’s efforts to hold onto Georgia’s Senate seats: CNN guest
On CNN Saturday, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Patricia Murphy broke down how President Donald Trump's attacks on the integrity of the election system in Georgia stands to undermine the GOP's efforts to turn out voters for the Senate runoffs in January.
"Does it appear that we're headed for a repeat [of November], insofar as there's going on a big mail-in balloting primarily for the Democratic candidates, and then there'll be an in-person vote for the Republican candidates, and we'll be waiting thereafter to see who really won?" asked host Michael Smerconish.
"It looks like there's going to be a large mail-in component here," said Murphy. "One big problem for Republicans is that the president has been so aggressively maligning mail-in voting, and Republicans want the mail-in votes. They want this to come in early and soon. So, we're seeing the Georgia Republican Party send out mailer after mailer, telling people to get those mail-in requests and vote absentee. And the president telling them it's a fraudulent process. The message is one thing but the reality is another, as with a lot of things down here."