Brzezinski Lectures Fiorina for Dissing Trump, Fiorina Hits Media’s Nonstop Coverage

‘The media has given Donald Trump more air time, all outlets of the media, more time than anyone else combined I guess because all of you think he is going to be the nominee, here is the thing, you don’t make the call, the voters make the call’

GOLODRYGA: “If in fact Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party’s nominee for president would you support him?”
FIORINA: “Well, look, I’ve said all along that I will support our Republican nominee but here is a news flash, the media has given Donald Trump more air time, all outlets of the media, more time than anyone else combined I guess, because all of you think he is going to be the nominee — here is the thing, you don’t make the call, the voters make the call. And while Donald Trump had a good week this week, here is the thing, we have, I don’t know, 40 percent of the delegates still left. So, I’m going to spend all my time talking to voters about why this is an important choice and why it’s their choice, not the media’s choice, not the establishment’s choice, this is their choice.”
BRZEZINSKI: “I don’t think — I don’t think the media thinks it’s their call. I mean, if you look at the interviews with Donald Trump, I’d say over the next — past month, let’s just try and pair it down to that because there have been many, I will give you that, because he goes on any show he can get on, but I think he has been asked the questions, Carly. I think he’s been asked the tough questions. I really do. And it’s his answers that apparently the voters are OK with.” 
FIORINA: “Well, look, I totally agree with you that the media is finally starting to ask Donald Trump some tough questions. It’s also true that every single media outlet covered his entire news conference on Tuesday night live and did not even mention the fact that Ted Cruz edged out John Kasich for second place in Michigan and won Idaho. It’s also true that we need to make sure that we provide real solutions to voters’ lives. Why are voters voting for Donald Trump? It’s not because the voters are stupid, it’s because Donald Trump is lying to them.”
BRZEZINSKI: “Well —“
FIORINA: “The big lie Donald Trump is telling is that he’s going to reform the system. He’s not going to reform the system. He is the system.”
BRZEZINSKI: “Yeah.”
FIORINA: “He’s going to keep the system going —“
BRZEZINSKI: “But — but —“
FIORINA: “— that favors the big, the powerful, the wealthy and the well connected.” [crosstalk]
BRZEZINSKI: “Yeah, but — but — I get that what you’re saying —“
FIORINA: “And voters are fed up with the establishment telling them what to do.”

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