BY WALTER CANADY III
Jan. 20, 2017 marked Donald Trump the new President of the United States. And one of the big sticking points within his early tenure office relates to his frosty relationship with the press. I can say definitely that my generation has never seen a situation like this before. For some of the country, hearing as minimal as possible from Mr. Trump is highly popular, but unfortunately you have to come to the reality that he is the president and we need to know what exactly he has in mind forthcoming for the country.
Trump has done much with the different forms of media, not only being what some would call thought provoking, but as well as inciting. On the other hand some feel as if the media has bullied the now president and put him in the positions to be propagated as an evil man.The problem with this is the fact that Trump has allowed himself to be seen in this matter, because of his thought provoking and inciting things he posts on his social media, such as twitter.
Trump tweeted in 2012, “This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!”
These are the type of things Americans haven’t seen said or done by a president.
Trump also stated, at the CIA headquarters on Jan. 21, 2017 to ALTERNET, when asked to elaborate on the press,“They are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth… We had a massive field of people. You saw them. Packed. I get up this morning, I turn on one of the networks, and they show an empty field…”
Trump adviser, Steve Bannon, went as far as to call the media the “opposition party” and suggested that they should keep their mouth shut.
With all of these things being said, the media outlets are trying to figure out how to cover him, or even necessarily if they want to cover him. Hopefully Trump as well as the media can adjust to each other as this term fulfills itself, not only for the security of some citizens but as well as a piece of mind.