Barack Obama spent eight years in the White House being worshipped by the so-called “mainstream” media.
By contrast, fake news media outlets have smeared Donald Trump with lies and conspiracy theories in order to drive him from office.
So Barack Obama and the Democrats couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw the results of one poll and how the American people compared Obama to Donald Trump.
From day one, the media has sought to undermine Donald Trump by comparing him to Obama.
It began on inauguration day when the press made an issue out of crowd sizes.
Washington D.C. is a Democrat enclave so it stands to reason that Democrat Presidents would draw larger crowds than Republicans.
The media purposefully ignored this contest to bait Trump into lashing out so the press could ignore the historic nature of Trump taking office in order to write a petty process story.
One study even found the media gave President Trump 90 percent negative coverage.
The liberal activists pretending to be journalists put this plan into motion in order to separate Trump from his voters.
That would leave the President dead man walking when he ran for re-election in 2020.
But the plan failed.
The most recent Rasmussen poll found Trump with a 50 percent job approval rating.
That is five points higher than Obama’s at the same time in his presidency.
It’s an amazing feat considering Obama was treated by the media as a regal figure.
He was routinely praised as brilliant, sophisticated and the embodiment of everything right with Obama.
By contrast, the media hounded Trump as a racist, sexist, xenophobic, Neanderthal.
A December 2017 Pew Study found Obama received 740 percent more positive coverage than Trump if you looked at how the media covered each President in the first 60 days of their administrations.
Obama received 42 percent positive coverage where Trump got just five percent of stories about his first 60 days in office having a positive slant.
But the resiliency of Trump has proved how powerless the media is.
In 2008 and 2012, Obama was able to ride the wave of positive media coverage to easy election victories.
The media never asked him any tough questions and worked hand over fist to sweep any controversies under the rug.
Normal Republicans would have wilted under a quarter of the fake news and lies Trump has endured from so-called “journalists.”
But instead of apologizing or accepting the media’s terms of debate, Trump fights back.
It’s the secret to Trump’s staying power.
Had he acted like a typical D.C. Republican he would have been gone long ago.
But Republican voters see how much the media hates them – a Politico reporter tweeted that Trump supporters at a recent rally were “toothless” hillbillies” – and appreciate the fact that Trump is fighting to keep his promises to the American people in the face of unyielding hatred and hostility.
The media spent eight years ignoring Obama’s failures and 18 months trying to hide Trump’s successes from the American people.
Despite the media working on behalf of the Obama administration and against the Trump administration, Rasmussen’s latest poll still found Trump with a higher approval rating than Obama at a similar point in their presidencies.
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