President-elect Donald Trump blasted “NBC Nightly News” as “biased, inaccurate and bad,” adding another twist to his bizarre relationship with the network continues.
Trump apparently didn’t like an NBC segment that showed excerpts of his “Fox News Sunday” interview with Chris Wallace in which he said he rejects CIA findings regarding Russia hacking the election and opts not to receive daily intelligence briefings.
NBC News did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
CBS opened its evening newscast with the Russian interference story, while ABC and NBC went with snow and cold weather across America.
Trump has had an interesting relationship with NBC. He has said he will remain an executive producer of the network’s “Celebrity Apprentice” when he is president. But he complains often about “Saturday Night Live,” recently telling Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” that the late -night comedy show could be in jeopardy.
“Frankly, the way the show is going now — and you look at the kind of work they’re doing — who knows how long that show is gonna be on?” Trump said. “It’s a terrible show.”
Trump seems to have a good relationship with NBC’s “Today,” at least.
Trump’s spokeswoman told TheWrap Thursday that the real estate developer would maintain a “big stake” in “Celebrity Apprentice.” The show is a spinoff of the original “The Apprentice,” where aspiring moguls battled for the chance to win $250,000 and a position in the Trump Organization.
Trump later clarified that while he will retain his executive producer credit on the show, he would not do anything beyond keeping his financial stake.