'They've Had It': GOP Rep. Says Many Constituents See Media as 'Agenda-Driven'
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said on "Outnumbered" today that many of his constituents are fed up with the media, which they increasingly see as "agenda-driven" against President Trump.
The congressman said Trump did not receive any sort of "honeymoon period" after his inauguration, as the issue of potential collusion between his campaign and Russia dominated the mainstream media coverage.
"They don't trust the media. ... The moment Donald Trump won the presidency, it's been constant. He had no honeymoon period at all, not even one day after the election," said DeSantis.
Though Democrats have scoffed at the allegations of a double standard, DeSantis said it's clear the media is not examining the Clinton campaign and its foreign contacts with the same scrutiny.
President Trump alluded to the double standard in a tweet Sunday morning.
HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
Democrat Jessica Tarlov countered that the president has never taken a break from going after media as "fake news."
She pointed out that the New York Times and Washington Post, outlets which have been denigrated by Trump, broke stories that hurt Clinton and contributed to her defeat.
"To make the argument that Donald Trump is the only one getting the short end of the media stick here about their scandals is ridiculous," said Tarlov, calling on Trump to move forward.
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