Trump Lashes Out at “Clinton News Network” during CPAC Speech (VIDEO)
While at CPAC, President Donald Trump continued his criticism of the media.
Trump CPAC Partial Transcript:
They make up something else.
And you saw that before the election.
Polls, polls. The polls. They come out with these polls… I could tell you the network. Somebody says, “A poll came out.”
And I say, “What network is it?” And they’ll say, let’s not mention names, OK…(applause) We have a lot of them.
The Clinton News Network is one. Honestly, take a look at their polls over the past year… Maybe they’re just bad or polling?
Or maybe they’re just not legit.
Rasmussen reports that most GOPers like that President Trump challenges the media.
Critical of the press coverage he has been getting, President Trump has called some in the media “enemies of the people.” Most Republicans remain angry at the media and strongly support calling out specific members of the press by name, while Democrats and unaffiliated voters are far less critical of the media than they’ve been in the past.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters are at least somewhat angry with the media, while 50% are not. These findings include 29% who are Very Angry at the media and 30% who are Not At All Angry. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The media isn’t taking it too well.
NBC’s Chuck Todd told 1.2 million Twitter followers that President Trump’s barbs at the media are “un-American.”
Thursday’s White House press conference featuring some contentious back-and-forth between Mr. Trump and reporters rattled the “Meet the Press” moderator, who listened to the commander in chief blast “dishonest” media and then published a series of tweets on “dangerous” rhetoric.
“This not a laughing matter. I’m sorry, delegitimizing the press is unAmerican,” Mr. Todd tweeted. “Press bashing may feel good to folks but when it’s done by people in power, it’s corrosive. Take off your partisan hats for a second.”