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Most Trump accounts in my replies are flagged as bot-like on bot detectors.

Trump’s online support is inflated, he lost the popular vote, he’s the only POTUS who never cracked 50% Gallup approval, and 60%+ disapprove.

Media has never treated his base like the minority they are.
In their endless pursuits of “balance,” far too many mainstream orgs have treated Trump’s support as if it is equal to his opposition or go as far as to treat it as if it is in fact more representative of “real” America.

This creates a falsely equivalent depiction of reality.
The truth is, over 60% of Americans dislike Trump.

Accurate coverage of the current state of affairs would be to interview Americans about how they feel about the country’s slide into authoritarianism.

Instead, they interview Trump supporters about how much they love him.
By treating Trump’s support as if they’re equal to his opposition, you normalize the bigoted, authoritarian views many in his base hold.

For example, instead of interviewing white Trump supporters about whether they think his racist remarks are racist, interview a black woman.
Bottom line: Trump’s support is the minority, his opposition is the majority.

In some cases, we see his extreme stances are only supported by 20-30% of Americans. We’re talking minority rule here.

Not to mention, there’s evidence his base is shrinking. rantt.com/as-trump-gover…
It’s that false narrative and obsession with Trump’s base that sparked us at @RanttMedia to speak to 1,500 Clinton voters after the election.

It might be time for another article like this.

How do people on the receiving end of his cruelty feel?
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