It's astounding that President Donald Trump's approval rating is at 50 percent because of the constant bombardment of negative coverage of his presidency, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh argued that the media's portrayal of Trump should have brought down his rating, not the opposite.
"All of these things that Trump is up against and yet he's at 50 percent approval. How in the world does this happen? Not to mention 100 percent, 90 percent negative media coverage," Limbaugh said on his show Monday.
"The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, USA Today, well hell, MSNBC — every media outlet out there is lined up 100 percent opposed to him. You would think that with all of this, his numbers would be plummeting!"
A new Rasmussen Reports poll found that half the country approves of the job Trump is doing.
Limbaugh said the "never-ending, unreasonable attack on Trump … is going to cause a backlash at some point. You cannot maintain fever pitch emotion over everything, pro or con … at 100 percent intensity for very long."
Studies conducted last year found that media coverage of Trump and his administration was more than 90 percent negative.
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