Low approval rating! No popular! Loser! Sad!
Donald Trump doesn’t win anymore (did he ever?), but there sure is one group winning because of Trump’s presidency: the media!
That’s right! All of Trump’s attacks on the media have done one thing: they’ve made journalism great again!!
The executive editor of the New York Times, Dean Baquet, went on CNN‘s show Reliable Sources on Sunday morning to speak about his publication’s future in an era of Donald Trump, and things got interesting VERY quickly.
In the same weekend where Trump’s approval ratings have hit a record low (more on that below!), Baquet said this about the paper’s subscription model during the Trump administration:
“Trump is the best thing to happen to the Times’ subscription strategy. Every time he tweets it drives subscriptions wildly.”
Baquet didn’t stop there, either, and he got real about Trump’s role in revitalizing journalism and helping the media in what has otherwise been a tough time period for newspapers:
“There was a long time when the press wondered about its place in society, the last several years as newspaper subscriptions dwindled, as particularly local newspapers worried about their future. What’s happened in the last couple of months I have to say has been tremendous for news organizations. Our mission is clearer than it’s ever been ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ we’re covering a dramatic revolution in government and how the country is governed, and it feels like all of the things that sort of bothered us and made us lose a little bit of confidence in the last few months have sort of gone away.”
We need good journalism — especially in this suspicious, scary Trump era — and the fact that The Donald is inadvertently helping to make journalism great again is SUCH delicious irony!!!
Watch a clip of Baquet’s interview remarks on CNN (below):
And like clockwork, this comes on the heels of another Trump tweet about the “failing” New York Times, which cheeto-man fired off this morning (below):
Hmm… can we talk about failing reputations? Because there’s one MASSIVELY failing reputation here, President Trump, and that’s YOURS!
The President, according to the newest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, has a 44% approval rating… which is the LOWEST APPROVAL RATING OF ANY NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE IN MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY.
Read that again.
Only one thing’s failing here, President Trump.
Have fun addressing the nation on Tuesday night knowing that everybody dislikes you!
Can we start a #DonaldTrumpIsOverParty???? Bahahahahahaha!!!!
Trump Bad. Media Good. America Great!