This past Monday, president-elect Donald Trump met with media executives and anchors in an off-the-record meeting in Trump Tower.
According to POLITICO, Trump used part of the meeting to call for a “reset” with his favorite adversaries, — many of whom he’s spent the entire campaign attacking.
But there was this one little stand-alone from the account of the meeting that gives a unique insight into our incoming president’s priorities:
The source said the meeting started with a typical Trump complaint about the “dishonest media,” and that he specifically singled out CNN and NBC News for example as “the worst.” He also complained about photos of himself that NBC used that he found unflattering, the source said. Trump turned to NBC News President Deborah Turness at one point, the source said, and told her the network won’t run a nice picture of him, instead choosing “this picture of me,” as he made a face with a double chin. Turness replied that they had a “very nice” picture of him on their website at the moment.
Jezebel compiled a few of the photos Trump might be referring to.
And then of course:
— Lance Burson (@lanceburson) November 24, 2016
Now that Trump’s self-image pet peeve is out, social media is reacting accordingly.
Trump yelled at NBC News for using this unflattering photo of him. Definitely do not RT this and make it go viral pic.twitter.com/WmWFT2Ci9H
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) November 25, 2016
Trump hates this picture and threatened to cut off NBC for using it. I say make it our go to pic of him on Twitter & his official portrait. pic.twitter.com/3lC8JSSufW
— Trumps not my Pres (@Nysteveo2AOLcom) November 24, 2016
Trump is angry at NBC for using this photo of him so please spread it as widely as possible pic.twitter.com/n5o6tgP8mc
— Pixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) November 25, 2016
Featured image: Twitter/AP