The Heat: Trump and the media

The Heat

Donald Trump's tweets

Donald Trump’s first year in office was anything but conventional.

The U.S. president blasted the media over and again, describing journalists as “extremely dishonest,” “unfair” and “not good people.”  Unlike previous presidents, Mister Trump circumvented newspapers and television through twitter, using short bursts of text to clarify his policies.

CGTN’s Mike Walter explores Trump’s use of social media and how it’s shaped media coverage.

Follow Mike Walter on Twitter @mikewaltercctv

To discuss all of this:

  • Eleanor Clift, political journalist for the Daily Beast
  • Seema Sirohi, senior journalist with The Economic Times and columnist for the Gateway House
  • Lesley Clark, a National Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers
  • Suzanne Lynch, a Washington correspondent for The Irish Times

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