Data analysis: Donald Trump v The Media - who do people trust more?
Credit:Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press
17 February 2017 • 1:01pm
Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman, TV star and now US president, has smashed records for poor approval ratings among Americans. After his victory on a wave of anti-establishment anger, it took just eight days for him to gain a majority disapproval rating, according to Gallup polling, with 51 per cent of Americans saying they disapproved of the President in late January.
But, his lowest approval ratings breaking records, there is an institution that the American people dislike even more than the presidency: the media. In a press conference called on Thursday, Trump returned to his favourite territory of attacking the media. He described the BBC sarcastically as "another beauty", told journalists to "sit down" and claimed "I’d be a good reporter". Trump said: "I don't mind bad stories. I can handle a bad story better than anybody as long as it's true. But I'm not OK when it is fake....
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