The three major broadcast networks' coverage of President Donald Trump during his first three months in office has been largely negative, a new analysis finds.
The Media Research Center studied the nightly newscasts on ABC, CBS, and NBC and concluded that 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.
Other topics that received a negative spin from the three aforementioned networks were the GOP's healthcare bill that was designed to replace Obamacare (152 minutes, 94 percent negative), enforcement of federal immigration laws (120 minutes, 93 percent negative), and Trump's claims that the Obama administration electronically spied on Trump Tower (98 minutes, 99 percent negative).
The MRC notes that the three major networks mostly ignored stories such as job creation and gains in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), which would have cast a positive light on the administration.
Trump and other conservatives have complained since the presidential campaign about the perceived bias against Trump in the media.
The results of a separate study released in December showed the coverage of Trump during the election was 77 percent negative — compared to the 64 percent negative figure given to Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic opponent.
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