Last week Philly EnterpriseTech reported on President Trump’s lengthy Las Vegas diatribe directed at Comcast.
Yesterday he doubled down on it.
“NBC I think is worse than CNN,” Trump said speaking Friday night in South Carolina. “And Comcast, a company that spends millions and millions of dollars on their image – I’ll do everything possible to destroy their image because they are terrible.”
He also reportedly accused Comcast of being racist in a Thursday White House meeting.
What’s going on? We know he felt betrayed by someone at Comcast NBCU leaking his raunchy discussion with Billy Bush during the 2016 campaign.
Trump often tells a.story of how an NBCU exec begged him to sign a new contract for Apprentice, but its not clear whether it was true or if so, when it occurred.
And NBCU said it would cut all ties with Trump after he referred to Mexican immigrants as drug dealers and rapists in announcing his candidacy in 2015.
And also, somewhat understandably, he resents the way both MSNBC and NBC News covers him. I’ve always been willing to defend Trump from unwarranted criticism, and there’s been plenty of it.
But the bitterness of his more recent comments reflect something deeper. I’m curious if anything else is going on behind the scenes.
Comcast has refused comment on Trump’s attacks. I doubt Comcast wants to get into a political war with Trump; it might come out the loser. But I do think it has grounds to fight back, based on the attempted damage to its brand and Trump’s stated threat of further damage in the future..
Its gone too far.