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Does Donald Trump have a mainstream media problem?

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Mainstream Media Coverage of Trump in Focus as he Becomes Presumptive Nominee

Charles Payne: To a large degree the mainstream media hasn't changed its spots. They were over top excited in 2008 for Obama. And as far as the Washington post hiring people to investigate Donald Trump what I found more interesting is the decision not to do the same with Hillary Clinton and almost every day another bombshell.

Kennedy: Right. What do we think the Clinton initiative was for? This is a major pay for play service. Like pay per view in the '80s when Boston was exciting and so illegitimate.

Adam Lashinsky: I think it's totally fair to put all sorts of resources against the man who's going to be the nominee of one of the major parties and i think the point that we made earlier. Because -- yes, because he's never held public office. And by the way the latest news on Hillary Clinton came out because the mainstream media reported it. And has been reporting extremely aggressively on her.

Charlie Gasparino: As someone who used to delve into the people's private lives myself. That was mart of my job back in the day. I will say this I don't think we can sit here and say that there isn't been the full on treatment about the Clintons. The reason we know about the Clinton Foundation is because of very good reporting in the New York Times. Yes the wall street journal did. But the New York Times does it too.

Bipartisan Group Warning Government Debt Is Greatest Threat to National Security

Charlie Gasparino: And the political calculus is like we're going to give you stuff. The other side of the story when you talk about that is we're going take stuff away. We're going cut the budget. Possibly raise the taxes. I will say it seems somewhat bipartisan. You have to keep a score card between Bernie, Hillary and what Donald Trump wants. Donald, if you think about it. One of the things that separates him from Paul Ryan is the fact that Paul Ryan wants to cut stuff. He wants reforms of Medicare, social security. Donald does not.

Kennedy: George Bush, the guy who just couldn't veto a bill to save his life. And people like Bernie Sanders. Also wasn't shoring up spending in the other areas. And people like Bernie Sanders tend to idealize places like Sweden which has made free market reforms in the few decades.

Adam Lashinsky: Very good news here is that we are a long way away from being Greece and that is because we have a robust economy in comparison with. Because we have a robust economy we can print money. I think it is a little hard but it is growth. Neil, I do want to say that the -- what we see -- what we saw happening last week between Paul Ryan and Donald Trump is extremely interesting because behind closed doors they are actually trying to have a policy debate and they disagree with each other. And that is an important conversation that Charlie was alluding to.

Charles Payne: Donald Trump is not going to touch entitles and we're going to double the size of the military. Here is the problem and you talked about it Kennedy. What happens first? Reelection or the long term ticking of the time bomb? When Adam says we don't have to worry about our debt right now, that is the exact reason why it is the biggest problem out there. Because when we do have to worry about it. It will be completely unsolvable. It will be the world's biggest time bomb ever. At the end of the day we the voters usually vote for someone who will promise to bring us a bridge to nowhere and that is our fault.

Justin Bieber Balks at Fan Photos

Kennedy: He's a baboon. Oh, he's just repulsive, and this is what I hope. When Donald Trump is elected, when he finally imposes the Muslim ban, that Justin Bieber is the first one kicked out of the country regardless of his Christianity.

Adam Lashinsky: I think he protests too much and completely agree with you. This is how he marks his living, being a celebrity. Like that other guy Donald Trump we were talking about. Give me a break. Yeah.

Charles Payne: It might be the proxy for this whining generation posts all woes on social media. One day Justin Bieber will step outside and no one will want his photographer and he'll feet stupid. Not anytime soon but one day it will happen.

Charlie Gasparino: Someone banned with the Muslims and Justin Bieber under a Trump presidency. He's a stupid kid. Cut him a little slack.

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