Trump’s me­dia blast a worry

The Courier-Mail - - LETTERS -

YOUR Ed­i­to­rial and Sean Leahy’s car­toon ( C-M, Nov 9) were cor­rect.

The US midterm elec­tions were a star­tling re­minder that Amer­ica, un­der Don­ald Trump’s lead­er­ship, is po­lit­i­cally di­vided.

How­ever, with the econ­omy in pos­i­tive ter­ri­tory, he sim­ply ig­nores his crit­ics and blindly marches for­ward on a wave of sup­port from mid­dle Amer­ica.

Trump’s first press con­fer­ence af­ter the midterms, “call­ing out” cer­tain jour­nal­ists who, in his eyes, were the “en­emy of the peo­ple” was bel­li­cose and bravado that should worry any­one who un­der­stands the im­por­tance of a free press to democ­racy.

The next two years of his pres­i­dency will surely be tested as the Democrats use their num­bers in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives to at­tack him any way they can. It will be in­ter­est­ing to see if the US sur­vives such tu­mult, up­heaval and ques­tion­able lead­er­ship. Paul Hen­der­son, Wyn­num DON­ALD Trump’s bel­liger­ent and bul­ly­ing be­hav­iour to­wards a re­porter is be­yond be­lief.

Sadly, the con­tin­ued fas­ci­na­tion by the me­dia with this tyran­ni­cal politi­cian only en­cour­ages his boor­ish be­hav­iour to­wards any­one who dares to ques­tion his ir­ra­tional au­thor­ity.

The me­dia should show their contempt for this bully by walk­ing out en masse from his next press con­fer­ence. Richard Lan­caster, Clon­tarf

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