CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Friday used a popular internet meme to describe a stunt Donald Trump pulled on the press, saying the Republican nominee for president managed to “Rick-roll” journalists into giving free media coverage to the real-estate mogul’s new hotel in Washington, DC.
Trump hinted early in the morning that he would make a “major” announcement about his thoughts on President Barack Obama’s birthplace, sending the media into a frenzy and resulting in wall-to-wall cable news coverage before the event.
When the campaign event finally commenced, however, Trump instead trotted out a group of decorated military veterans who lauded the Republican presidential nominee for over 20 minutes. Trump then very quickly said he believed Obama was born in the US. – READ MORE
CNN host Jake Tapper: Donald Trump just pulled a ‘political Rick-roll’ on the press
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