TV News Coverage Of Trump Was 92 Percent Negative This Summer

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

President Donald Trump received 92 percent negative coverage from the major broadcast news networks this summer, according to a study conducted by the Media Research Center.

MRC reviewed every single evening news story about the president on ABC, CBS, and NBC between June 1 to September 3, accounting for just under 2,000 minutes of airtime.

The overall coverage was 92 percent negative and news stories involving Trump were primarily focused on five topics: the Russia investigation, immigration, the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, North Korea, and U.S. relations with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The Russia investigation received 97 percent negative coverage while the U.S. relationship with Putin received a stunning 99 percent negative coverage.

Meanwhile, reports of economic growth under the Trump administration received less than one percent of the total airtime dedicated to the president.

MRC’s newest study is consistent with their past reports on media coverage of Trump. Last summer, TV coverage of the president was 91 percent negative, while coverage across the entire year was 90 percent negative. (RELATED: Study: 90 Percent Negative Coverage Of Trump In 2017)

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