President Donald Trump has escalated his war with the media, declaring that he will be the first president since Ronald Reagan to skip the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, a majority of Americans might take Trump's side against the press.

The poll found that a majority of Americans (53 to 45 percent) agree that the media and other elites are exaggerating the problems with the Trump administration because they are "uncomfortable and threatened" by the change he represents.

The survey also found that 51 percent of people believe that the media has been too critical of the president, while 41 percent said the press has been fair and objective.

On "Special Report" tonight, Howard Kurtz pointed out that Trump has upped his Twitter attacks on the media in recent days:

Kurtz reported that the White House said that Trump is skipping the White House Correspondents' Dinner because he doesn't want to socialize with those he views as his "antagonists."

"If a Girl Scout egged your house, would you buy cookies from her?" Trump adviser Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.

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