According to the New York Times, Donald Trump threatened CNN’s president last year in an email, with Trump sending the ominous warning “I always find a way to get even.”
Trump’s email to CNN president Jeff Zucker 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, 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 within Zucker’s hire.