Don’t believe everything you see on TV, Mr. President.
Donald Trump complained that two women journalists from CBS News in particular irritated him during his coronavirus briefings, told the New York Post in an interview that went viral, “It wasn’t Donna Reed, I can tell you that.”
The President was referring to the late Oscar-winning actress who came to play the ideal housewife of the 1940s and 1950s in roles such as Mary Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life”, as well as her hit series “The Donna Reed Show” . which worked on ABC DIS,
from 1958 to 1966.
But Reed, who died of pancreatic cancer 34 years ago at the age of 64, was a very different woman than the one she played on screen. She was one of the first women’s rights defenders and became known as a “troublemaker” in Hollywood by advocating for better roles, as well as calling most directors incompetent who “hated women”. (That’s, she said, “that’s why they make their female characters as obnoxious as they can be.”)
Her too furious studio executives by breaking with the image of housewife they had cultivated for her. She played a prostitute in “From Here to Eternity” – which won her an Academy Award.
Additionally, she was a political activist who protested against the Vietnam War. She said at the time, “I love my country, but I feel it has derailed. It’s my way of helping him find his way back.
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were quick to mentor President Trump on the subject:
The New York Post, a sister publication of MarketWatch, had spoken to the president about his controversial White House coronavirus briefings, which have been tabled since he faced sharp criticism over controversial comments on the using UV light and disinfectants to treat the coronavirus a few weeks ago a few years ago, as well as his almost daily fights with reporters.
Trump has revealed that he enjoys trading beards with the press and that he thinks the public loves him too.
“I’ve been told that some people don’t like the combative attitude so much. And I can sort of understand that. But I would say from the point of view of watching it and wanting to watch it, that would be more interesting than asking boring questions, ”he said. “And you know, at the same time, they shouldn’t be asking the same question every press conference just trying to get a raise, you know.”
And two reporters he pointed out as being particularly guilty of this were CBS’s Weijia Jiang and Paula Reid. “Paula Reid, she’s setting there and I say, ‘What anger. I mean, what’s the point? ‘ It’s not even hard questions, but you see the attitude of these people, it’s amazing, ”he said.
Reid responded on Twitter on Tuesday, writing that the president said, “I am nothing like the archetypal 1950s American mother Donna Reed. Fact check: true. ”
Jiang tweeted, “The president told me to be ‘nice and easy’ three times out of the last four times that I asked him a question.”
Several viewers and fellow journalists took their defense.
Trump had not addressed Donna Reed’s remark or responses to it Tuesday at noon.