Media Attacks on Trump Will Make Him President
Donald Trump takes a daily beating in the Media, from Trump U to Trump Steaks, there is not a part of his history that has been subject to various media falsehoods, and that is good news for Trump.
According to Gallup, Four in 10 Americans say they have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust and confidence in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly. This ties the historical lows on this measure set in 2014 and 2012. Prior to 2004, slight majorities of Americans said they trusted the mass media, such as newspapers, TV and radio.
Americans’ trust level in the media has drifted downward over the past decade. The same forces behind the drop in trust in government more generally, as well confidence in many U.S. institutions, may also be at work with the media. But some of the loss in trust may have been self-inflicted. Major venerable news organizations have been caught making serious mistakes in the past several years, including the scandal involving former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams in 2015 that some of his firsthand accounts of news events had been exaggerated or “misremembered.”
Donald Trump is riding high on a Tsunami of bad press, but in the Streets of America he is seen as a clear choice over Bernie Sanders, a self-declared Socialist and Hillary Clinton who is seen more as a senior member of the Obama Era than as a substitute for Bill Clinton.
Donald Trump is directly taking on difficult issues like Terrorism and Taxes while Hillary and Bernie give politically correct lip service, Trump’s head on approach to solving America’s problems keeps making headlines, and keeps attracting support.