Trump to CNN chief: 'I always find a way to get even'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpRomney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS McConnell, GOP slam Biden's executive order on SCOTUS US raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks MORE reportedly threatened CNN's president last year in an email, with Trump warning "I always find a way to get even."

Trump's email to CNN president Jeff Zucker, reported by the New York Times Wednesday, came after CNN panelists pressed Trump during a presidential debate about the "Access Hollywood" tape that showed him boasting about sexually assaulting women.

In the full email, reportedly delivered by Trump spokeswoman Hope HicksHope HicksUPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause Trump selects Hicks, Bondi, Grenell and other allies for positions Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tests positive for coronavirus MORE, Trump accused Zucker of disloyalty and alluded to further retribution: 

“Jeff — Too bad you (CNN) couldn’t be honest with how well I did in the debate. The dumbest thing I ever did was get you the job at CNN — you are the most disloyal person. Just remember, I always seem to find a way to get even. Best wishes, Donald J. Trump.”


Trump lobbied for Zucker to get CNN's top job in 2012, according to the Times report, although CNN sources disputed that Trump's influence played any role in Zucker's hire.