MRC Vice President of Business and Culture Dan Gainor denounced NBC’s attempt to downplay President-elect Donald Trump’s role in bringing new jobs to the U.S.
On twitter, Trump credited himself for new job creation on Jan. 17. The next day, NBC’s Today ran a “fact check” on Trump’s claim with MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber, who said Trump had a “very small or non-existent” impact.
Gainor appeared on Intelligence Report with Trish Regan, and discussed why NBC wasn’t recognizing the CEOs who felt more comfortable with Trump than Obama. “It’s part of the NBC and the major media’s discrediting of Donald Trump,” Gainor said.
He also criticized Today’s choice to host Melber for their analysis. “This is the same garbage they always do ...They go to one of their MSNBC whack jobs Ari Melber who thinks conservatives are racist,” Gainor said.
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Both Gainor and Regan argued that some businesses were optimistic about Trump’s presidency. “They’re optimistic, because they know that Trump and the things they talk about are regulation and taxes being adjusted so that there’s less of both of them,” Gainor said of CEOs at the business summit in Davos, Switzerland.
Global business elites meet at Davos, Switzerland on an annual basis as part of the World Economic Forum. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, and many others were expected to make an appearance during 2017’s meeting.