President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to take away the White House credentials of media outlets that he does not believe cover him fairly.
The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018
Trump’s 2016 campaign banned certain media outlets — including Univision, Buzzfeed, Politico, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post — from traveling with his team on several occasions.
Trump referenced a recent study from the Media Research Center which found that 90 percent of media coverage from major outlets was negative in fashion.
“The liberal media’s war against President Trump was as fierce as ever during the first four months of 2018, but the onslaught appears to be for naught,” the study found. “In the face of massive and hostile coverage from ABC, CBS and NBC, Trump’s overall job approval rating actually rose, from 37 percent in mid-December to roughly 43 percent at the end of April.”