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Trump Keeps Attacking Press as Feud With Media Intensifies

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By    |   Wednesday, 09 Aug 2017 09:14 AM

President Donald Trump has been sending out daily tweets trying to belittle the media as the feud between the White House and the press continues to escalate.

His latest attacks on Twitter concerned his common themes of accusing the press of ignoring his successes and making up false stories in order to harm him, as well as mocking polls that show his approval ratings at historic lows for new presidents at this stage of their administration.

Trump also re-tweeted numerous items on Wednesday morning from "Fox & Friends," a program which shows his presidency in a positive light.

The escalating feud comes as there is currently no communications director, and the only strategy the White House appears to follow is to try and undermine public trust in the news media, according to The Hill.

Trump allies such as America First Polices spokeswoman Katrina Pierson contend that reporters do not even try to hide their personal bias.

"Newspapers have become essentially opinion blogs instead of public information and education," Pierson told the Hill. "The Twitter feed of some so-called journalists tells you everything you need to know."

But other media experts say the reaction from the press has been fair, considering they are mainly reporting on controversial comments or actions by Trump or by failures and chaos in the administration.

"What we're seeing from Trump World is a deliberate strategy to make sure key political institutions that pose a threat to them — including the press — are undermined or delegitimized because they pose a threat," said George Washington University media studies professor Steven Livingston.

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