CNN president says network made 'mistake' in airing too much Donald Trump

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There's less than a month to go until Election Night, and one of the nation's largest TV network has admitted its made a mistake in its coverage.

CNN perhaps aired too much of Republican nominee Donald Trump.

"If we made a mistake, [it was] we shouldn't have put on as many [Trump] rallies as we did," CNN President Jeff Zucker told Washington Post political correspondent Lois Romano Friday, speaking at an event at Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics.

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I like Russell Brand, but Katy Perry made a big mistake when she married him. Let's see if I'm right---I hope not.
.@katyperry Katy, what the hell were you thinking when you married loser Russell Brand. There is a guy who has got nothing going, a waste!
.@katyperry is no bargain but I don't like John Mayer--he dates and tells--be careful Katy (just watch!).
@taylorswift13 Thanks for the beautiful picture--- you are fantastic!
Glad to hear that @taylorswift13 will be co-hosting the Grammy nominations special on 12.5. Taylor is terrific!
I am a defender of @MileyCyrus, who I think is a good person (and not because she stays at my hotels), but last night's outfit must go!
I really like Jay Z but there is trouble in paradise. When his wife's sister starts whacking him, not good! No help from B leads to a mess.
Does Madonna know something we all don't about Barack? At a concert she said "we have a black Muslim in the White House."
Many people walked out on Madonna's concert when she told them to vote for Obama. Years ago I walked out because the concert was terrible!
.@cher should spend more time focusing on her family and dying career!
Little @MacMiller, I’m now going to teach you a big boy lesson about lawsuits and finance. You ungrateful dog!
It was just announced that @MacMiller’s song “DonaldTrump” went platinum—tell Mac Miller to kiss my ass!
They should have allowed applause during the TRIBUTE to the departed - Really bad production. Bette Midler sucked! #Oscars
I met Prince on numerous occasions. He was an amazing talent and wonderful guy. He will be greatly missed!
If @rihanna is dating @chrisbrown again then she has a death wish. A beater is always a beater--just watch!
Via @BET: “Donald Trump Blasts Beyoncé for Suggestive Super Bowl Show”
"@michaeljackson: #FriendlyFriday Michael Jackson with Donald Trump." Michael was very misunderstood - a great talent
.@JTimberlake It was great having you play The Blue Monster. Thanks for your nice statements-many agree that it is best they've seen!
Clive Davis gave a great eulogy at my friend Whitney Houston's funeral--absolutely amazing!
Whitney Houston was a great friend and an amazing talent. We will all miss her and send our prayers to her family.
Why would Ohio listen to Bruce Springsteen reading his lines? Be careful or I will go to Ohio and @MittRomney will win it!
11,000 inside venue tonight in Tampa! Broke record set by Elton John in 1988 w/out musical instruments! Another 5,000 outside. Will be back!
Axl Rose should take his #rockhall2012 honors and be happy. Stop the no induction nonsense. Do it for your fans @axlrose.
"Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money." --Johnny Cash
"@billboard: .@RodStewart on his (naked) "young and carefree" days and pal Donald Trump" Rod, album is great!
Congratulations to the Rolling Stones on marking their 50th anniversary in London.
.@Neilyoung’s song, “Rockin’ In The Free World” was just one of 10 songs used as background music. Didn’t love it anyway.
For the nonbeliever, here is a photo of @Neilyoung in my office and his $$ request—total hypocrite.
Thank you @BillyJoel- many friends just told me you gave a very kind shoutout at MSG. Appreciate it- love your music!

The reason seemed to be good entertainment.

Zucker did not go so far to say that CNN helped push Trump to secure the nomination, yet he did tout that his network seemed to have a sense early on that Trump was going to be the Republican nominee.

He also noted that Trump made himself much more available than other candidates. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush both went two months denying CNN access to an interview, according to Zucker. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was also much less available, he said.

"We wanted access and Donald Trump gave it to us," Zucker said.

Cable news channels have been under particular scrutiny for how much coverage has been dedicated to Trump, particularly the many rallies he has held. One media analysis firm put the value of the overall time dedicated to Trump at around $3 billion.

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