MSNBC’s Chris Jansing was the network’s sacrificial lamb on Tuesday morning as Republican frontrunner Donald Trump lamented his “most unfair media” treatment to her during an interview outside a polling place in Wisconsin.
Jansing asked Trump if there would be any changes to his campaign staffing in the future, in what was likely a reference to a New York magazine article that reported infighting among Trump’s small staff.
“No,” Trump responded. “It’s just the media again. I get the most unfair media. This is the first time I’ve been asked this question. Nobody has called me about this. We are number one in every category.”
Jansing then asked if Trump was concerned about the fact his staff was unaware that popular Wisconsin conservative radio host Charlie Sykes was against Trump’s candidacy, setting the candidate up for a brutal interview last week.
“You go into the enemy camp sometimes. He is not a very smart guy, not a very bright guy,” Trump said, adding that his supporters told him he won “the debate” with Sykes.
“Sometimes you go into unfriendly territory. That’s part of the game,” he added.
Is Wisconsin unfriendly territory, Jansing asked?
“No, you said about a radio talk show host,” Trump said.
Jansing pressed him as to whether only Sykes was unfriendly territory.
“That’s what I mean about the dishonest media,” Trump said.
Jansing replied, “I’m asking you a question, allowing you to answer it.”
“Excuse me, Excuse me, excuse me!” Trump said. “You’re asking me about a show host and I said he was unfriendly territory. Then you say is that Wisconsin.”
Jansing reminded Trump that he’d criticized Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) in an earlier part of their interview, but Trump wasn’t having it.
“It’s so dishonest,” he said. “No, no, that’s called—you know what’s that’s called, dishonest media, dishonest reporting. I think I’m going to do great.”