CNN's Brian Stelter responds to a poll showing that upwards of 60% of the U.S. population shares President Trump's suspicion that most cable news is "fake." 46% of respondents said they believed President Trump when he said the mainstream media "fabricates" stories about him, which a further 17% were unsure.
Stelter explained: "Full disclosure here, normally I would not report on this poll or show you this soundbite. CNN, like other major news outlets, has standards about which polls are reportable and which are not. We generally do not report on polls that use online... panels as a sample source... But I want to bring it up because President Trump is bringing it up."
The president tweeted Sunday morning: "It is finally sinking through, 46% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE MAJOR NATIONAL NEWS ORGS FABRICATE STORIES ABOUT ME. FAKE NEWS, even worse! Lost cred."
It is finally sinking through. 46% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE MAJOR NATIONAL NEWS ORGS FABRICATE STORIES ABOUT ME. FAKE NEWS, even worse! Lost cred.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2017
"Of course, that is what he has been telling people for months," Stelter said.