A bombshell report coverage of President Donald Trump by the three major broadcast networks has been largely negative is no surprise — and it is not going to stop for the foreseeable future, Sam Nunberg, the commander-in-chief's former political adviser, told Newsmax TV.
But Nunberg also says it is vital for Trump to pass some major legislation to help him out of the media doghouse.
"I think that certainly there are going to be the major news networks . . . [which] have an agenda here, and they want to delegitimize President Trump as we've continually said," Nunberg, an attorney, told Thursday's "J.D. Hayworth on Newsmax TV."
"Remember, he wasn't supposed to win the primary, then he wasn't supposed to win the general, and they have to feel that they have to eventually prove themselves correct."
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Still, at the end of the day, Nunberg added, "it's going to come up to the American people."
And what outlets will continue to report negatively on Trump?
"I would say from The New York Times . . . from the NBC news division, but I think that sometimes we should be fair," Nunberg told J.D. Hayworth. "Some of these mainstream outlets – CBS, ABC – they can be pretty fair.
"But the president himself, and here's the problem . . . he's got to pass some legislative items here. Healthcare was a major setback.
"It seems that they're going to be announcing a deal sometime by the end of the month, hopefully. They went about it the correct way, for once. [House Speaker] Paul Ryan has been dealing with the Freedom Caucus, they've learned from their past mistakes."
Nunberg said once healthcare reform is passed and "some kind of tax cut" is introduced, "we'll be able to judge the president by the end of the recess in August.
"We'll see how he does and then we can also judge whether the media wants to accurately cover that. But at the end of the day, no. The New York Times has an agenda."
The survey about negative coverage was conducted by The Media Research Center, a Virginia-based conservative media think tank founded in 1987 by Brent Bozell, and headlined "Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump."
It studied the nightly newscasts on ABC, CBS, and NBC and concluded 89 percent of the coverage pertaining to Trump and his administration has been negative since he took office Jan. 20.
Trump's two attempts at temporary halting immigration from countries with a terror presence garnered a combined 223 minutes of coverage and was 93 percent negative, according to the MRC.
The investigation into whether Trump and people close to him had improper ties to Russia before and after the election received 222 minutes of coverage and was 97 percent negative.
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