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Majority of Americans trust media over Trump

Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:16 am

When it boils down to matters of trust, a majority of Americans say they trust the media more than President Trump, according to a new poll.

The Quinnipiac University poll, released on Wednesday, asked participants if the media or Trump "tell you the truth about important issues." The survey said that 52% of voters trust the media, with only 37% saying they trusted Trump more.

Among Democrat voters, 86% said they were more inclined to believe the media than the president, while 78% of Republican voters said that Trump tells them the truth, not the media, according to the poll.

The survey comes after Trump repeated his criticism of the press, calling the "fake news media" the "enemy of the American people" in a Twitter post last week. Trump, who has increasingly called news coverage he does not agree with "fake," has also bashed on polls, tweeting earlier this month, "Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election," in reference to surveys conducted on his controversial travel ban.

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Re: Majority of Americans trust media over Trump

Post by Original Quill on Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:18 pm

It's inevitable. Trump is a player; the media is not. Only a player has something to hide.

When the press starts talking about Trump's ties to Russia, Trump tries to talk like the media is a player. Why? Because he needs someone or something to post up against. The media is an observer, not a player.

Methinks he doth protest too much, said Shakespeare. When a story elicits so much worry in its subject, we should all worry. What is he hiding?

Russia's main export is oil, which is restricted under western sanctions for invasion of Ukraine. Russia has some 77% of it's oil under contract to Mobile/Exxon. Mobile/Exxon's CEO, Rex Tillerson, has recently been appointed Secretary of State. Coincidence?

If you think so, I've got a bridge to sell you.

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Re: Majority of Americans trust media over Trump

Post by eddie on Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:00 pm

The media isn't a "player"? Are you sure about that, Quill?
A lot of media outlets aren't to be trusted one iota.

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