The mainstream media has taken many lessons from the politicians inside the beltway. In many cases, the story it is not what the media reports, the real story is what they do not tell you. The way they have reported President Trump’s popularity ratings, it would seem that it is all over for The Donald. Let this article add a little background information. As Paul Harvey used to say: “And now, the rest of the story.”
As Written By Newt Gingrich for Fox News:
According to the elite media, President Trump is a negative, dangerous, unpredictable leader who is getting more and more unpopular.
The most recent average of polls has President Trump at 39 percent approval.
One news analyst wrote that Trump is turning us from a 50-50 country to a 60-40 country, with the new majority consolidating against the president.
In their eagerness to declare the Trump presidency a failure, the elite media is failing to inform us of two things.
First, President Reagan had a similar period during his first term when his approval rating fell to 35 percent — even lower than President Trump’s. Reagan bounced back, carried 49 states in a landslide reelection, and went on to oversee an economic boom and change world history by pushing the Soviet Union into collapse.
So, history tells us that presidential approval ratings at this point in time are not indicative of a president’s future success.
Second, in addition to failing to contextualize President Trump’s approval ratings in history, the elite media is ignoring the present. Look, for example, at the radically different way it has treated President Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France.
According to the elite media, Macron is the brilliant young technocrat who saved France from Marine Le Pen and Trump-like populism. Macron won with a stunning 66 percent of the vote. He formed a new party which swept the legislative elections, giving him a unique opportunity to reform France.
The news media loved him. They lionized him because he was seen as the anti-Trump. Macron was smooth where Trump was rough. Macron was sophisticated and international where Trump was an American populist (oh how it pains the elite media to have a ……
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