What the public is reporting
Surveys show the Trump-media tension isn't going over well with the American public.
President Donald Trump hasn’t been shy about his feelings about the news media. In a now infamous tweet, he had this to say:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
On Saturday at his Pennsylvania rally, he kept up his criticism, saying the media deserved a “big fat failing grade.” President Trump chose to hold the rally instead of attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – the first president to miss the dinner since Ronald Reagan in 1981, who was recovering from an assassination attempt at the time. How is the public reacting to the Trump’s comments and the Trump-media tensions?
One thing is clear from the handful of survey questions on this subject: The public doesn’t like the way Trump talks about the press. Nor are they fans of the modern media. It’s important to put public views of the media in a broader context – something we have done in the May 2017 issue of AEI’s Political Report. Views about the major media, like those of most other central institutions, have been deteriorating for some time.
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Read the full article in US News & World Report.