Thursday, November 08, 2018
The Rasmussen Minute REVISITED: "Fake News?"
Low Energy Jeb, Little Marco, Lyin' Ted and Crooked Hillary were all devastatingly effective labels created by billionaire businessman Donald Trump on his march to the White House in 2015 and 2016. With the road kill of 16 primary challengers and one of the best known political figures of the last 25 years in his rear-view, Trump has identified his newest opponent, the media.
In his first press conference as president-elect last month, Trump got into a heated exchange with CNN's Jim Acosta over a phony story the network ran, refusing to take the reporter's questions and famously branding CNN as "Fake News."
But can the president make Fake News stick to CNN and other media giants the way he did with Lyin' Ted and Crooked Hillary?
This week's Rasmussen Minute takes you to the front lines of Trump's media war and highlights surveys that suggest many voters share the president's doubts about reporters and what they report.