During the 2016 presidential campaign, the sewagestream media had a record of over 80% negative reporting on candidate Donald Trump. No matter what Trump did or said, the media instantly twisted and distorted as much of what he did and said, as possible. I’m sure that if Trump had helped a little old lady load her groceries in her car, the media would somehow have twisted it into Trump trying to sexually assault her or some other kind of deviant act, instead of just being kind and helpful.
The media treatment of Trump since he was sworn into office has been even worse. Over the past two years, many of us have lost count of the number of fake news stories that have been spewed out all over the news.
Do you remember August 12, 2017? A group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis were holding their Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. They had a permit and the rally was going along very peaceful, until a group of leftist activists intentionally attacked the peaceful rally. Violence broke out and resulted in the death of a girl from one of the white supremacists. The media went wild, blaming 100% of the violence on the white supremacists, even though the violence was started by the leftist activists.
The next day, President Trump denounced all of the violence and mentioned that part of the blame lay on the leftist activists as they were the ones who actually started the violent confrontation. When Trump spoke the obvious truth, the media went ballistic. They accused Trump of being a white supremacist, a racist, a bigot, a hater and worse. The media was not about to report that President Trump spoke the truth.
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Nothing has changed since then.
If you listen to the media today, you would think that Trump has been steadily losing the support of the American people. After all, even some of the Senate Republicans are against Trump, especially senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the new Senator from Utah – Mitt Romney.
In fact, there are some indicators that strongly suggest that Trump’s support among the American people has been steadily increasing. One of indications was reported:
“President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign reports that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined. This haul, according to The Associated Press, gives Trump $40.8 million cash in hand – an unprecedented war chest for an incumbent president this early in a campaign. According to the campaign reports, nearly 99 percent of the donations were of $200 dollars or less, with an average donation of $34.26.”
“Dr. Charles W. Dunn says these numbers play out in several ways. First, says the professor emeritus of government at Clemson University, it sends a signal to Republicans like former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, who announced this week that he plans to seek the GOP presidential nomination.”
“‘It would be foolish for them to undertake a primary challenge to Donald Trump,’ Dunn tells OneNewsNow, ‘so this news pretty well secures the safety of Donald Trump’s re-nomination’.”
“The political scientist also says the numbers of small donations is a sign that grassroots America likes the president.”
“‘The amount of money that Trump has raised says that he has much more popularity than the press gives him credit for,’ he explains. ‘We’re beginning to see some initial reporting of surveys that suggest Trump is doing better than what we’ve expected. Well, this kind of fundraising [is] going to encourage more rank-and-file conservatives to give’.”
If Trump has a war chest of $40.8 million and the average donation works out to $34.26, that means that he has receive donations from about 1,190,893 people and the election is still a year and half away.
Over the past 3 years, I’ve learned to take most of what the sewagestream media reports about Trump and believe the opposite. No, the sewagestream media will never report just how popular Trump still is and how far ahead he is in raising campaign donations, especially compared to the top Democratic rivals. They claim his popularity is dropping, which means that his popularity is growing.
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