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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:31 AM

'Where's Steve?': Trump Frets as CNN Benches His Biggest Defender

Amid national uproar over mass shootings, possible economic gloom, and gun control, the president has found time to be distressed over a pro-Trump pundit’s lack of CNN airtime.

Asawin Suebsaeng
White House Reporter
Maxwell Tani
Media Reporter
Published 08.21.19 5:32AM ET

Over the past month, President Donald Trump has asked several administration officials the same question. “Where’s Steve?” the president has repeatedly inquired, according to two officials who’ve heard him do so in the White House.

The “Steve” in question isn’t Steve Mnuchin, Miller, Bannon, or Moore. It’s Steve Cortes, a member of the Trump 2020 advisory board and a paid on-air contributor at CNN, a perennial media foe of the president’s.

Late last week, The Hollywood Reporter published a story on how Cortes had been “benched” by network brass, and hadn’t appeared on CNN in the U.S. in more than a month. “They just won't book him,” a former CNN contributor told THR. “They’ll just pay him. They won’t fire him, because that’s just blatant. But they won’t book him, and they’ll tell all the producers not to book him.”

Within the past few weeks, the leader of the free world came to notice Cortes’ absence from CNN, a network Trump has on-and-off insisted that he doesn’t watch or pay attention to anymore.

More:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-frets-over-benching-of-his-biggest-defender-on-cnn-wheres-steve-cortes?ref=home



Steve Cortes speaks while Anna Navarro, while fascinated,
grooms her nails.

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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:38 AM

1. Trump should put Cortes on FOX if he wants to see him regularly.

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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:22 PM

2. If Cortes is part of the Trump campaign team, he should not be a paid news consultant.

of course, Trump does not understand the term "conflict of interests".

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