t all started in 2011, when MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell called on NBC to fire Trump, who was then producing, hosting and inflicting his show Celebrity Apprentice on the world, accompanied by racist “birther” commentary about President Obama. In 2015, O’Donnell said Trump was lying about his wealth. Trump is no forgiver of grudges, and he’s evidently been stewing over this for some time. Now he’s leaning on Comcast (MSNBC’s parent company) like a drunk 400 lb gorilla. Three sources told the Huffington Post that Trump has pressured MSNBC President Phil Griffin to fire O’Donnell on a number of occasions. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Griffin discussed Trump’s pushy efforts to have O’Donnell ousted:
A subscription may be required to read the complete article.