Trump Campaigns Against ‘Dishonest’ Media, Releases the ‘Mainstream Media Accountability Survey’

15 Aug 2016
Washington, DC

Donald Trump is campaigning against the “dishonest and totally biased” media, asking supporters to fill out a survey about how they think the press has been covering Trump’s campaign.

“It’s time to hold the media accountable for trying to rig this election against us,” Trump’s email, which was sent out Monday morning, reads. “Please take the Mainstream Media Accountability Survey right now and help me spread the truth about our movement.”

The email continues:

All too often I’m asked about a “poll” put out by a liberal organization that says the American people disagree with our common-sense reforms to fix our country. Well…with your help today, the next time I’m being interviewed, I will have my own poll that shows that the American people disagree with the dishonest media!

The 30-question survey asks Trump’s supporters what media outlets they rely on and what political issues they think have been distorted by mainstream media coverage.

On Sunday, Trump, who has repeatedly railed against the media throughout his campaign, took to Twitter to again express his distrust of the media in a series of Tweets:

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn't put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20%
5:37 AM - 14 Aug 2016
15,143 15,143 Retweets 43,673 43,673 likes

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
My rallies are not covered properly by the media. They never discuss the real message and never show crowd size or enthusiasm.
5:46 AM - 14 Aug 2016
11,694 11,694 Retweets 36,276 36,276 likes

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
Crooked Hillary Clinton is being protected by the media. She is not a talented person or politician. The dishonest media refuses to expose!
9:50 AM - 14 Aug 2016
12,145 12,145 Retweets 33,985 33,985 likes

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
I am not only fighting Crooked Hillary, I am fighting the dishonest and corrupt media and her government protection process. People get it!
9:55 AM - 14 Aug 2016
15,796 15,796 Retweets 44,904 44,904 likes

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
It is not "freedom of the press" when newspapers and others are allowed to say and write whatever they want even if it is completely false!
10:06 AM - 14 Aug 2016
14,908 14,908 Retweets 41,200 41,200 likes

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
I have always been the same person-remain true to self.The media wants me to change but it would be very dishonest to supporters to do so!
4:57 PM - 14 Aug 2016
10,673 10,673 Retweets 34,153 34,153 likes