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Trump scolded a private meeting with three of the largest US airlines: report

President Trump Donald John TrumpSharpton: Trump has "special poison" for black people Trump signs 9/11 compensation fund law alongside first responders Trump continues attack on Fed: it has taken all the wrong steps According to NBC News, MORE [19659003] reportedly cursed the CEOs of the three largest US airlines during an Oval Office meeting in July.

The CEOs of American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines have been seeking Trump's help for years. In the one-hour meeting, Trump reportedly asked US CEO Doug Parker why the airline's share price had dropped despite a price decline. He also questioned Delta because CEO Ed Bastian did not attend the meeting and, according to NBC, had bought Airbus aircraft instead of Boeing.

Trump noticed that Qatar Airways had bought NBC, according to Boeing Jets.

In addition to the CEOs of United and American, the incumbent White House chief of staff attended the meeting. Mick Mulvaney John (Mick) Michael Mulvaney The morning report from Hill – Trump's new target: Elijah Cumming's Juan Williams: Trump, his allies and the betrayal of America Trump spends a weekend with Cumming's MORE Senator James Risch (R-Idaho), White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Stephanie GrishamWho's new White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham? Stephanie Grisham becomes Press Officer of the White House. Melania Trump Appoints Communications Director MORE National Security Advisor John Bolton "Iran has failed – here's what's next" Kudlow: "The President does not invent anything" MORE Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow Lawrence (Larry) Alan KudlowMORE and Trade Advisor Peter Navarro, according to NBC.

"The President kept coming back to this," one person who attended the meeting told NBC News. "There was a lot of screaming."

Trump also reportedly buried himself with Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker after calling the American and United CEO "liars." "Big Three" airlines have argued that Qatar Airways and airlines based in United Arab Emirates underbid, supported by government subsidies. In particular, they have argued that the addition of new flights between Milan and the US by Air Italy, after Qatar Airways had bought a stake, represents a final round of the US-Qatar Open Skies agreement.

The Open & Fair Skies Partnership According to NBC News, the meeting was "productive" for the airlines, while United's CEO Oscar Munoz looked forward to "continuing to work with the administration."

The White House did not immediately respond to a comment from The Hill.

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