- Jul 11, 2003
Wow, even Hannity isn't a safe space for him anymore. You know it's real bad when you cancel on your bestest media buddy.
http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/13/media/donald-trump-media-strategy/index.html?iid=hp-stack-domOn Thursday morning, he canceled on his friend Sean Hannity, a Fox News spokeswoman said. He had been scheduled to appear on Hannity's Fox News show Thursday night. He backed out around 11:30 a.m. ET.
Hannity is still set to interview the four Clinton critics who appeared with Trump at a pre-debate photo op on Sunday: Kathy Shelton, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, and Juanita Broaddrick.
While Trump wants people to be talking about Hillary and Bill Clinton's past, journalists are pressing Trump and his campaign to respond to accusations from several women that he made unwanted sexual advances.
So Trump's media strategy is in the spotlight.
Some newscasts have had a tough time booking Trump representatives to talk about the allegations, which came out in a flood beginning with a New York Times story Wednesday night.
When "CBS This Morning" interviewed the Times reporters on Thursday, co-anchor Norah O'Donnell noted that "we asked the Trump Organization to provide someone to talk to us, but it was unable to do so."
Most of the Trump surrogates on cable news on Thursday morning were men who support Trump but do not work for the campaign staff or Trump's companies.
A Wednesday night CNN appearance by a paid Trump spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, was widely mocked on social media. She argued that the account by one of the accusers couldn't be right because of the way airplanes were configured in the early 1980s. (CNN Aviaton Editor Jon Ostrower later tweeted that he has found pictures that could contradict Pierson's argument.)