Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Poll Shows Media is Not Mainstream

Speech delivered by Chairman Lamar Smith on the House floor on May 2, 2017

The national media’s continued crusade against President Trump further demonstrates that it is not “mainstream.”

A Morning Consult poll found that a majority of Americans believe the media is “out of touch with everyday Americans.” Most significantly, 37 percent said they trusted President Trump to tell the truth while only 29 percent said the media is truthful.

The media’s open hostility to the president continues to erode its credibility.  

A poll by the University of Virginia Center for Politics found that 88 percent of Trump voters agree with him that the media “is the enemy of the American people.”

Let’s hope the media will put aside their bias and give the president fair and objective coverage. It may be the only way for the media to rebuild their credibility.