Trump’s Making HISTORY, This Time It Has To Do With Helping The Media

The tension between President Trump and mainstream media has been clear since well into his campaign and before his inauguration. But, with all their quarreling, it seems the president has turned over a new leaf as of late and is now helping them.

If Trump hated the media, then he’d probably ignore them altogether, but that’s not how he has spent the past eleven days. Much the opposite, Trump is fully engaged with them and is answering nearly every question they peg at him.

ABC News reports that Trump has even set a record for his willing participation and is even calling it a “media blitz of historic proportions.”

“ABC News estimates the president has taken nearly 300 questions from reporters in the past 11-day span alone,” they said in a tweet.

And, “ABC News can find no comparable time period when a president of the United States has taken more questions from the news media than Donald Trump has over the past 11 days.”

In working alongside the media—rather than against it—Trump has seized on a major application of the presidency: Trump wants to get a message out, the media want to report the president’s remarks, and people/voters watch the media.


The observable flow of information mutually helps the media and the president, as has been shown in the past 11 days.

Via ABC News:

Forget all that “the enemy of the people” talk, Donald Trump has been spending a remarkable amount of time with reporters lately. In fact, ABC News can find no comparable time period when a president of the United States has taken more questions from the news media than Donald Trump has over the past 11 days.

“He has no fear of talking to the media,” a senior administration official, who asked to be quoted anonymously, told ABC News. “He relishes it and he has instructed his staff he wants to do it more.”

And:

Since Oct. 6, the president has done (at least) five interviews with print publications and eight television interviews. During the same time period, he has held six impromptu press conferences with the White House press on the South Lawn and at 18 separate White House events (alas only one with Kanye West), the president has taken questions from White House reporters.

When the president invited reporters into the Oval Office for the announcement of Nikki Haley’s coming departure as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, he took 18 questions on wide range of questions from North Korea to Jamal Khashoggi to Hillary Clinton’s comments on Justice Kavanaugh.

After he answered the 18th question, the president looked at the assembled press and asked, “Any other questions?” There were none.

Over the past nearly two-week period, Trump conducted a lengthy interview with Fox & Friends and an interview with “60 Minutes.”

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

DISCLAIMER: Views expressed in articles do not necessarily reflect the views held by Sarah Palin.


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