CNN reporter Barbara Starr got a reality check when Dick Cheney said the press isn’t needed because Trump goes directly to the people to speak. Boom!
Here’s a transcript via Real Clear Politics:
CHENEY: I think he needs to be careful but he’ll learn as he goes along. I think he is putting some brains and good people with him. I am a big fan of Mike Pence. I know Mike well from his 12 years in the House and I think he’s a great choice as Vice President. He’s going to play a major role. I think Mr. Trump is taking very, very seriously the job that he has gotten now. Staffing up the administration.
I think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is it is sort of a way around the press. He doesn’t have to rely upon, uh, rely upon — this is the modern era, modern technology. He’s at the point where we don’t need you guys anymore.
CHENEY: I apologize.
Please go to the 7:06 point to hear Cheney’s comment about the modern era of the press and Trump:
The entire discussion between former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and former VP Dick Cheney at the 6:38 point is fascinating.