President Trump has no shortage of folks he doesn’t like, especially when it comes to individuals in Congress or in the media, however, one of his least favorite former senators is now apparently trying to become one of his least favorite TV personalities.
Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is now attempting to land a gig on television.
THR reports that Flake visited CBS’ Manhattan office, adding, “Flake could serve in the standard role for ex-politicians as an on-air contributor — or as something more, according to knowledgeable sources.”
Interestingly, earlier in the week President Trump speculated that Flake might now seek a television job, saying he would “probably go to work for CNN. That’s my prediction.”
In June, The Daily Beast reported, “Over the past several days, the Arizona Republican—who is not seeking re-election amid his public fights with President Donald Trump—has met with the heads of at least two major cable-news networks. On Monday, he met with MSNBC president Phil Griffin; and on Tuesday, he met with rival network CNN’s chief Jeff Zucker.”
When The Daily Beast queried as to whether he was seeking a job in cable news, Flake laughed, “That’s down the road—that’s six months.”
So what, exactly, is the beef between Trump and Flake? When Flake announced his impending retirement back in 2017, he took a veiled shot at the president:
Reckless, outrageous, and undignified behavior has become excused and countenanced as “telling it like it is,” when it is actually just reckless, outrageous, and undignified. And when such behavior emanates from the top of our government, it is something else: It is dangerous to a democracy. Such behavior does not project strength — because our strength comes from our values. It instead projects a corruption of the spirit, and weakness.
He also stated later, in January of last year, that he wouldn’t rule out a possible 2020 run against Trump.
The president has disliked folks for far less, so yeah, no surprise he isn’t a big fan of Flake’s.
Although, to be fair, Flake doesn’t actually have a whole lot of fans, mostly because he lives up to his last name and doesn’t have very much in the way of principles he’s willing to stand on.
It’ll be interesting to see how Trump responds to Flake if he gets on TV and starts trying to critique his policies. Sure to be some entertaining exchanges.
Source: Daily Wire