Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Voters Trust Trump, Not Media

Speech delivered by Chairman Lamar Smith on the House floor on February 15, 2017

Despite the saturation of negative media coverage of President Trump, the people have spoken. A recent poll found that President Trump is thought more trustworthy than the news media.

The administration is considered truthful by 49 percent of registered voters. But the media is less trusted than the administration with only 39 percent finding it honest. So President Trump is more credible than the liberal national media.

That’s no surprise. If the media wants to increase their credibility, they should report the news fairly, objectively, and without malice.