Is this why voters have lost faith in the American news media?

In what some are now calling “Ice Cream-gate”, CNN’s coverage of Donald Trump’s interview with Time Magazine highlights an apparent “scoop”: the president is said to receive extra ice cream with his chocolate cream pie.

“Trump takes two scoops of ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, TIME reported, while everyone else around the table gets just one,” CNN trumpeted:

The screenshot at top has been widely shared on social media today, as even hardened political observers who thought they’d seen it all realized they hadn’t.

At the original Time story, however, this was a relatively minor point, buried deep in a piece called “Donald Trump After Hours”:

The waiters know well Trump’s personal preferences. As he settles down, they bring him a Diet Coke, while the rest of us are served water, with the Vice President sitting at one end of the table. With the salad course, Trump is served what appears to be Thousand Island dressing instead of the creamy vinaigrette for his guests. When the chicken arrives, he is the only one given an extra dish of sauce. At the dessert course, he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, instead of the single scoop for everyone else. The tastes of Pence are also tended to. Instead of the pie, he gets a fruit plate.

Does the president possibly deserve more ice cream? Have guests / staffers at the table ever thought to ask for more?

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