Are we going to pretend this isn't something Trump has even boasted about previously? Funny old thing, that. He's has a funny old quid pro quo-looking arrangement with Rudy Giuliani in days gone by too, looks like. Can't even rule out that there's some favors going on with NJ Gov. Christie.
It's sort of like Trump expects that how politics is done is predicated by grift. The media could possibly make this a bigger deal.