CNN President, Trump Media Adversary Jeff Zucker to Stay on Through 2020 Election

Washington Free Beacon | 6/14/2018 | Conor Beck
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BY: Conor Beck

CNN President Jeff Zucker signed a deal that will keep him running the network through the 2020 election.

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Zucker, who joined CNN in January 2013, signed a deal months ago to keep him at the network, Vanity Fair reports.

Zucker has become an object of derision to many on both sides of the aisle for giving then-candidate Donald Trump near constant coverage during his 2016 presidential campaign. Critics of Trump argued the coverage gave the candidate the spotlight and may have unintentionally bolstered his chance at election, and his supporters voiced opposition to the adversarial nature of the coverage.

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The network became a favorite target of Trump's "fake news" accusations, continuing Trump's rocky history with Zucker, which dates back to when Zucker ran NBC and Trump was starring in "The Apprentice."

Trump recently said, "I made Jeff Zucker," according to a friend who spoke with Trump shortly before...
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