GOP nominee blasts ‘the disgusting and corrupt media’
by Michael M. Phillips
Beset by sagging poll numbers, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is stepping up his attacks on news organizations, suggesting that biased coverage is turning the election against him.
In speeches, tweets and TV appearances, Trump and his backers in recent days suggested he would be ahead in the polls if the media didn’t favor his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“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%,” Trump tweeted Sunday.
Trump is under pressure from many in the GOP to steer his campaign beyond his signature incendiary comments and toward substance that might broaden his appeal.