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

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Who do you trust more: The news media or President Trump?
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President Trump has made no secret of his disdain for the news media―most recently suggesting in an inflammatory tweet that certain outlets should have their licenses challenged for dispensing "fake news." While Trump has been widely criticized for his attacks on the media, polling has shown the public deeply distrusts the news media, and many Republicans actually trust the president more. What do you think? 📰

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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.

Partisan gap in trust of national media widens
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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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FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Who do you trust more: The news media or President Trump?
A festive crown for the winner
#StandWithTheMedia
#InTrumpWeTrust