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Trump is getting policy ideas from the TV show “West Wing”

Incoming Republican president Donald Trump appears to have gotten his latest crazy idea, to move the White House press corps out of the White House, from an episode of the hit TV show, “West Wing.”

News of the controversial move came this weekend.

Trump’s staff claims that the possible eviction of the press is to give the media a larger room, somewhere far away, where Trump can squeeze in more press — read: more friendly fake press — into the room.

In other words, Trump wants a press room full of sycophantic Jeff Gannons.

Ironically, the West Wing covered this topic 16 years ago in an episode called “The Leadership Breakfast.”

In the segment, below, Sam is arguing with CJ about his great idea to move the press out of the West Wing. CJ tells Sam that it will look like they’ve got something to hide. Sam responds, we do have something to hide. The relevant dialogue starts at the 17:15 mark in the video.

Here’s hoping there are no episodes of “Friends” where Joey nukes the Middle East.

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