That from a man who has problems telling the truth, saying the ‘right things’, getting things done and grasping reality (He is wrong on this statement also, but then this is Trump)?
The guy may spend most of waking time bashing the media/press….
He and the Media are actually addicted to each other, which WORKS for him reaching HIS base, which is just about all he cares about…
Oh, and polls of Americans show they ‘trust’ the Media MORE than you Donald….
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that one of his great achievements as president is lowering the media’s favorability among Americans, claiming a victory in his crusade against what he considers unfair press coverage at the same time that CNN is suing his administration to restore one of its reporter’s revoked White House credentials.
The president, in an interview with the Daily Caller on Wednesday, said that he believes that Americans are starting to see many media outlets — Trump named CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC — are “fake news.”
“You look at what’s going on with the fake news and the people get it,” the president said. “And you know they had a very high approval rating before I became president and I think it’s actually a great achievement of mine.”
“Their approval rating now is down as low as just about anybody,” the president continued.
The president has long had a contentious relationship with media, often labeling press coverage he does not like as “fake news.” Egged on by the president, supporters at Trump’s rallies also heckle reporters, sometimes chanting “CNN sucks.” Trump also argued at a press conference last week with CNN reporter Jim Acosta, refusing to answer the reporter’s questions in an exchange that prompted the administration to revoke Acosta’s press credentials. CNN has since filed a lawsuit against the president and other top White House officials to have those credentials returned.
Fifty-five percent of Americans trust national news networks, according to a Poynter Media Trust Survey released in August. In regards to national newspapers, 59 percent trust them, with 47 percent trusting online-only organizations.
Trump also claimed that media approval rating is “much lower than your president.”
The president’s approval rating is at 43.2 percent, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average, which takes the average of nine major polls. That same polling average showed a 52.9 percent disapproval of Trump’s handling of the presidency.
“I actually have good approval ratings, which nobody ever writes,” he said….
Fox News said Wednesday it would back CNN in its lawsuit to restore reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials after the White House revoked them last week — the latest move by President Donald Trump’s favorite news organization to distance itself from him in recent weeks.
“Secret Service passes for White House journalists should never be weaponized,” Fox News President Jay Wallace said in a statement. “While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.”…