President Trump on Wednesday suggested taking away the “credentials” of news outlets, claiming the “Fake News is working overtime” by citing a poll that shows broadcast news coverage of his administration is 91 percent negative.
“The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake),” the president wrote on his account. “Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?”
Trump appears to be referring to a survey taken by the conservative polling group the Media Research Center of broadcast coverage of the president between Jan. 1 and April 30.
The group monitored 1,065 evening news stories on CBS, ABC and NBC during that time period and said it determined that “90 percent of the evaluative comments about Trump were negative.”
The survey company said TV coverage of possible Trump collusion with the Russians during the election received the lion’s share of the broadcasts, followed by the legal battle involving porn star Stormy Daniels.
The president consistently rails at the media as “fake news” and the “enemy of the people” while calling journalists “dishonest people.”
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