A poll released this week by Emerson College Polling has some good news and some bad news for Donald Trump. To start with the bad:
Trump’s nomination of GOP mega-donor Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education is opposed by a majority, 51%, of registered voters. Only 34% of registered voters support DeVos’ [sic] nomination to the cabinet post, while roughly 15% remain undecided on the controversial nominee.
The good news is that when it comes to the issue of trust, 49% of voters consider the Trump administration to be more truthful than the news media, which are viewed untruthful by 53% of voters.
This pill, while bitter, should come as no surprise to the mainstream media, which have been in overdrive in their negative coverage of the Trump administration. Consider as a case in point the media’s reaction to the president’s recent negative comments about the judiciary. NPR’s Nina Totenberg devotes a column to it titled “Trump’s Criticism Of Judges Out Of Line With Past Presidents.” Totenberg writes:
In the space of one week, President Trump has belittled all four judges who have ruled against him so far in the travel ban case.
The statement is true though it fails to consider that a number of liberal constitutional scholars have challenged the decision of the controversial Ninth Circuit Court. One of them, Alan Dershowitz, air his views in an audio released today on Totenberg’s own network:
As for the notion that Trump’s criticism is out of line with the behavior exhibited by presidents, Totenberg and other members of the mainstream media might find it instructive to watch this video report, which aired Thursday on “CBS This Morning”:
Kudos to CBS News, which generally toes the MSM party line, for going rogue on this occasion and telling the truth.