Politics March 6, 2017
Our sources tell us POTUS invited Levin to Washington, D.C., last week for a face-to-face meeting which took place in the Oval Office on either Tue Feb. 28 or Wed March 1. Notably, Levin was absent from TMZ Live on both of those days, which makes sense since the show tapes every weekday in Los Angeles and his meeting was in Washington. He returned for the Thursday and Friday shows but didn’t mention where he had disappeared to, not even telling his staff.
It’s no surprise Levin and Trump would want to keep the meeting hush-hush considering it took place around the same time that the New York Times and The Washington Post published explosive stories about the Trump administration’s alleged ties to Russia. Including the allegation that Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. An allegation which has since forced Sessions to recuse himself from the ongoing federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.
In other words while both the federal government and the American people became increasingly concerned over Trump’s alleged Russia connections, we’re told POTUS himself was focused on more pressing matters … specifically reality television.
We’re told Trump’s meeting with the TMZ honcho was all about Levin’s new reality TV show “OBJECTified”, which has been picked up for 10 episodes by Fox News Channel and featured Trump in the inaugural November episode.
In case you didn’t watch it, Variety blasted the show as the “puff piece to end all puff pieces” and referred to it as a “stellar example of the kind of television you can make if you have zero interest in journalistic standards and pay no attention to quality.”
When asked by ENTITY the White House refused to confirm or deny the meeting took place or make a comment. But our sources tell us it was definitely about the show since Levin wants to feature more political power players, which is what he discussed with Trump.
It’s not the first time Trump’s entertainment ambitions have seemingly come before the country. Even after being elected President he stayed on to executive produce “Celebrity Apprentice”. He has also been criticized for taking time to go on tweet-rampages about frivolous subjects such as “Saturday Night Live” and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s stint as host of “Celebrity Apprentice” rather than focus on running the country.
As time goes on it’s becoming increasingly clear that Trump has his priorities in place – and reality TV seems especially high on that list.
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