Trump threatened Time reporter with prison — and then griped about never being named Man of the Year

Trump threatened Time reporter with prison — and then griped about never being named Man of the Year
Royalty-free stock photo ID: 719408545 NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 19 2017: The UN 72nd GA opened its first week with debate, bringing a variety of world leaders to the GA Hall. President Trump addresses GA, characterizing Un as "Rocket Man."

President Donald Trump threatened a reporter with prison after a photographer tried to snap a photo of his letter from Kim Jong Un.


According to a transcript of his interview with Time‘s Brian Bennett, the president asked to go off the record to show off the letter.

When the magazine’s photographer tried to take a picture of it, Trump became enraged.

“Excuse me — under Section II — well, you can go to prison instead, because, if you use, if you use the photograph you took of the letter that I gave you,” Trump said, according to the transcript.

“Confidentially, I didn’t give it to you to take photographs of it,” he said. “So don’t play that game with me. Let me just tell you something. You take a look.”

The reporter apologized, and asked Trump if he was threatening him with prison time.

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