If you watch Trump’s Coronavirus pressers, you may have noticed that reporters in the White House press pool seem to think their job is to ‘get’ Trump, rather than ask clarifying questions or to ask for more information.
It turns out that a majority of voters see the media as disrespecting the president and trying to shift blame for the crisis to him for political reasons.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Voters: Virus briefings show ‘bias and disrespect’ of Trump by media
American voters see an anti-Trump bias in the media, and half believe the media are trying to “move the blame” for the coronavirus away from China and to the president to help defeat him in November.
What’s more, a majority of those who watch the daily briefings said the media are disrespectful of the president.
The latest McLaughlin & Associates poll found that 49% of voters believe the media are helping the Democrats take out Trump in the current crisis.
The poll analysis shared with Secrets read, “The plurality of voters, 49%, agreed with the statement, ‘The Democrats and liberal national media are trying to move the blame for the spread of coronavirus away from China to President Trump for partisan political gain just to win the November elections’; only 42% disagreed. Republicans overwhelmingly agreed 80% to 15%. Independents agreed 47% to 43%, and even 22% of Democrats agreed.”
At the end of Trump’s presser on Friday, he didn’t take any questions from the press. Maybe this is why.
WOW. Trump and Pence take no questions and leave the briefing.
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) April 24, 2020
The briefing is over. Trump, Hahn and Pence spoke, the end.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 24, 2020
The people can see through the media’s agenda.
It’s been crystal clear for three years.