The poll that President Donald Trump used to bash the media, and a poll showing Americans want him to be more responsive to the American people.
ABC News Polling Director Andrew Kohut and Senior Political Analyst Andrew Restuccia asked: Should President Trump have called a special meeting of the White House press corps, given that he felt the media had distorted his remarks about the violence at the Republican National Convention?
Should the president have used the word “disgraced” when talking about the media?
A majority of Americans (52%) believe the media has distorted his comments about the riots at the GOP convention, according to the poll, which was conducted on June 25-26.
But a majority of Republicans — 53% — also believe the news media has been “too partisan” and “not honest,” according to a May 25-27 ABC News/Washington Post poll.
The survey was conducted by ORC International for ABC News.
The survey’s margin of error is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
What you need to know about the 2016 presidential election: The president’s comments about media bias have been well-documented, but he is still trying to paint the media as a force that is out to get him, despite mounting evidence that they have been doing so for years.
In June, Trump took aim at the media in a tweet.
“Media is trying to stop me from saying what I feel.
You don’t know who to believe anymore,” Trump wrote.
“The dishonest media.
The Fake News Media.
They have no respect for our president!””
The media, they have no credibility.
They don’t represent the American public,” Trump said at a rally in Florida.
“They don’t have integrity.”
On Monday, Trump reiterated his anger at the press, telling Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” that “I am so angry, and I am so frustrated, and it’s so frustrating.
And it’s just disgraceful.”
Trump added that he feels the media “should be ashamed of themselves.
They’re trying to take away the president of the United States.”
Asked whether he felt any remorse about his comments, Trump replied: “I feel very bad for the media.
I feel very badly.
They’ve treated me really badly.
I mean, I feel bad.”
In his latest interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Trump also blamed the media for covering the story of the mass shooting at the Democratic National Convention that left five people dead and four injured.
Trump said the media is trying “to stop me,” while also saying he feels “totally and totally vindicated” after the DNC was “very, very, very dishonest” about the event.
The president said he “was very angry” when he was told about the DNC, but that the media coverage “was so unfair.”
“The press has a responsibility to do their job, but it was so unfair,” Trump told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.
“There were so many false stories, so many fake stories.
It was so dishonest.”
He also blamed Democrats for “playing into” the narrative that the Democratic Party “was involved in something horrible.”
“I don’t think you’re going to like it, Greta, but the press is playing into this story.
It’s so unfair to me,” Trump added.
On Tuesday, CNN host Erin Burnett asked Trump about his remarks in the interview, which came in response to the news that Trump called the media’s coverage of the convention “disappointing.”
“We need to take responsibility for that,” Trump responded.
“And we need to be very, extremely honest about it.”
Burnett then asked if the president believes the media are “playing” into the narrative of the DNC being a “weaponized party.”
“It’s not playing,” Trump replied.
“We’re being honest.
I don’t blame the press for it.
I blame the media.”