Donald Trump repeatedly blames the media for his failing presidency, from his legislative failures to the explosive special counsel investigation into his ties to Russia, but the vast majority of the country
According to a new Public Policy Polling survey, the American people just every major news organization – including CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, the New York Times and Washington Post – more than Trump.
In each case, respondents said the media is more trustworthy than Trump by double-digit margins.
Who do you trust more?
Fox News 33%
Trump 28%@ppppolls 12/11-12https://t.co/p6FcbYdQBd
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) December 14, 2017
“Trump continues to be coming out behind on all of his various feuds with the media,” PPP notes. “Voters trust the Washington Post more than him 55/38, the New York Times more than him 55/39, ABC, CBS, and NBC more than him 54/39, and CNN more than him 52/39. They even trust Fox News more than him 33/28 because forced to make the choice Clinton voters say Fox News at least has more credibility than Trump by a 33 point margin.”
Since Trump announced his presidential candidacy in 2015, one of his main crutches has been to blame the media when things go wrong, which in his case, happens quite often. His base of supporters has insulated themselves from reality enough to buy into it, but the vast majority of the country has not.
It’s just the latest proof that Trump’s childish whining about the free press will do nothing to earn him the respect and support of anybody other than the dwindling percentage of the country who still supports him.
The American people are smart enough to recognize that Trump is unfit, incompetent, and corrupt – and that’s nobody’s fault but his own.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.