Who do you trust more: The news media or President Trump? | The Tylt

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Since he began his campaign, President Trump has been at war with the news media, dubbing outlets who criticize him "fake news." 

Trump recently amped up his attacks on the media when he suggested networks who report "fake news" should have their licenses challenged.

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Trump's tweet was immediately met with criticism. The suggestion that a president is able to shut down media organizations for criticizing him is more than just a little authoritarian.

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Some members of the media responded to the president by reminding him the First Amendment of the Constitution includes protections of the free press.

But polling data has shown American's attitudes toward the news media has been on a steady decline. There is a substantial partisan gap between adults when asked if they trust the news media.

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And many have supported the president's attacks on the press because they view the mainstream media as leftist propaganda.

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