Poll: Nearly Half Of Republicans Think Trump Should Have Authority To Shutter Media Outlets


Forty-three percent of Republicans think President Trump “should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior,” while only 36 percent disagreed with the statement, according to an Ipsos poll released Tuesday.

A large number of Republicans polled also seem to take issue with the media in general, with 48 percent agreeing that the news media is “the enemy of the American people.” Seventy-nine percent said mainstream media outlets treat Trump “unfairly.”

Trump has repeatedly criticized members of the media on Twitter and at campaign rallies. In a rally last Friday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the president lambasted the media as the “fake, fake disgusting news.”


Read more at The Hill.



  1. Media outlets should be permanently shut if they disagree with our Dear Leader, President-for-Life Trump. Freedom of the Press is guaranteed in the constitution, but it all depends on how you read it – maybe it means printing presses, and just maybe it only means grape presses.

  2. Coming from The Hill Leftist Fake News. Poll probably from RhINOs.
    No doubt over 90% true Republicans want Trump to have the authority to shut down fake news.


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