Nov 1, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Poll: Voters think the media divides America more than Trump

Donald Trump leaning toward and talking to a group of reporters with cameras and microphones pointed at him

Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

More than half of registered voters (56%) say that President Trump has done more to divide the country than to unite it, but even more (64%) say national news media has divided the country, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll.

The big picture: In an interview with "Axios for HBO," President Trump defended his red-hot rhetoric against the media, claiming that he has to do so "when people write stories about me that are so wrong." And when asked if he was worried that some supporters might take his incendiary message too far, Trump responded, "It’s my only form of fighting back. I wouldn’t be here if I didn't do that."

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