There are some TMZ staffers who find Harvey Levin’s ties to Donald Trump ‘really gross’
TMZ’s Harvey Levin paid a visit to Donald Trump at The White House recently and not everyone is happy about it.
A number of TMZ staffers are reportedly frustrated with the openly gay Levin’s ties to the new Republican administration.
Levin’s roughly one-hour Oval Office visit was not noted on Trump’s public schedule and came a day after the president’s first address to a joint session of the US Congress.
‘All I can tell you is everyone thinks it’s really gross,’ a person with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap.
‘Many people in the newsroom are uncomfortable with Harvey’s overall Trump coverage.’
Trump’s chuminess with Levin comes at a time that he has declared war against most mainstream news organizations including CNN, The New York Times and the Washington Post.
Trump has taken to labeling any unfavorable coverage as ‘fake news’ and decries the use of unnamed sources.
TheWrap points out that TMZ has given Trump some of its most positive press outside of Fox News in recent months.
Levin was given a tour of the presidential residence which included a stop in the Lincoln Bedroom, according to The New York Times.
The founder of the TMZ celebrity news empire is managing editor of TMZ.com and executive producer and host of TMZ on TV.
Ironically, Alec Baldwin who plays Trump on Saturday Night Live loathes the 66-year-old Levin.
Baldwin has referred to Levin as ‘a festering boil on the anus of American media.’
Baldwin told The New Yorker last year: ‘There was a time when my greatest wish was to stab Harvey Levin with a rusty implement and watch his entrails go running down my forearm, in some Macbethian stance. I wanted him to die in my arms, while looking into my eyes, and I wanted to say to him, “Oh, Harvey, you thoughtless little pig.”‘
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A) Remind me never to piss Alec Baldwin off.
B) I’m not sure who is scummier-Cheeto or the other guy.
The Truth says:
Another Peter Thiel but with less money, plus Alec always been bat sh*t crazy for a long time. He actually has a lot in common personality wise with the Cheeto he plays
Harvey Levin and Donald Trump is one in the same, racist, very egotistical and narrow-minded the only difference is that Harvey is gay. I can’t for the life of me stomach Harvey Levin, him and Caitlyn Jenner are perhaps thee most ignorant celebrities within the LGBT Community that I’ve ever seen and the way Harvey uses TMZ to promote Donald Trump is disgusting, every episode he is desperately trying to make the audience understand Trump’s political motives in hopes that they’ll support him. TMZ use to be a show about entertainment and celebrities but while President Obama was in office I could see how disgusted with the first black President Harvey was, he couldn’t hide his hatred for Obama even when he tried. Harvey would find every moment he could to bash Obama and now day after day he is trying to get the audience that watches TMZ to support Donald Trump. Harvey Levin uses TMZ to bash African Americans, support animal rights, praise Trump, support the Kardashians by writing puff pieces about them and promote tolerance for LGBT Americans. He is a gay republican like Caitlyn Jenner and that makes zero sense to be with a group of people that are against your own equality but I guess since they’re both rich privileged white men they can relate more to the party that caters to them but don’t expect others to. Don’t use your powerful media platform to spread the GOP agenda to the masses.
K. Martinez says:
I love Alec Baldwin! Nobody says it quite like him.
I read TMZ online to get the scummy “celebrity news,” but I’ve always been leery of Harvey Levin, even when he was an entertainment reporter for one of the LA tv stations. Most of TMZ’s “news” is on celebrities no one has ever heard of anyway, so knowing Levin is a Trump supporter I can ignore it without missing much.
I watch TMZ late at night and I’ve always thought Harvey had a thing for tRump; something that I will forever not understand. I’ll still watch because I enjoy the TMZ cast of characters and their humor. I’m so glad to know that they think Harvey’s infatuation with Neon Hitler is weird….because it is.
And I also love Alec Baldwin. He is a terrific actor, has livened up SNL with his bravura performance, and I love how he stands up and says what a lot of people are thinking. Alec, you rock!
Vern Dufford says:
Levin would make a great Roy Cohen…Trumps muse.
You are totally wrong about Trump. He does not promote intollerance, he is amazingly pro USA! With out a strong US the world will be in a worse space!
@Devon-If you can’t see Trump for who he is you aren’t paying attention or you’re just as much of a racist, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamaphobic, misogynistic, pathological lying Nazi as he is. Which is it?