Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Why the Media Attack Trump

Speech delivered by Chairman Lamar Smith on the House floor on February 16, 2017

Mr. Speaker, it’s no surprise that the media’s credibility has hit a record low with the American people, according to a recent Gallup poll.

The media attack President Trump because he proved their predictions wrong and their candidate lost.

They attack him because they are mostly liberal Democrats and he is a conservative Republican.

They attack him because he is reversing many of the policies of President Obama, whom they openly supported.

They attack him because he is going around them directly to the American people with his Twitter messages.

They attack him because they can’t intimidate or control him.

The media’s hate is poisoning the country.

Wouldn’t it be better for our country if the media gave the American people the facts, rather than told them what to think?

Wouldn’t it be better for our country if the media treated the president fairly and without malice?