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Trump, the Television President, Expands His Cast

Mar 16, 2018 - The New York Times

The consternation came swiftly: How could the president pick a newsman — a television reporter, no less — for a government role of serious power and influence?

“Outrageous,” groused one European diplomat. Critics accused the White House of being media-obsessed, led by a president more focused on burnishing his image than pursuing policy goals.

Yet the job ultimately went to the television guy: the ABC News correspondent John A. Scali, who in 1973 was confirmed as President Ri

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