Poll: Even millennials trust Trump more than mainstream media

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump has been attacking the media’s portrayal of his presidency and administration since before he was elected. And now, no one believes what the mainstream news outlets are reporting, not even millennials.

Morning Consult released a poll on Friday showing that a plurality of young voters believed that the mainstream media was out of touch with everyday Americans. It also indicated that they trusted the President’s administration to tell the truth more than the major news outlets.

Over 45 percent of 18-29-year-olds said that the mainstream media was out of touch with the American people. Every age group agreed with that question with millennials being the most unsure, probably because they don’t watch television as much as other generations.

Furthermore, showing the mainstream media’s declining trust among Americans, 30 percent of millennials believe that the Trump White House is serving them the truth more often than the national political news, which only 26 percent believed in. A plurality of young Americans (44 percent) didn’t know who to believe.

The mainstream media reported that Trump allegedly removed the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the White House and that the President was announcing his Supreme Court pick in the same fashion of a reality show competition. Maybe more millennials would trust the mainstream media if they didn’t waste time on publishing fake news stories.


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