During his Louisville appearance this week, Donald Trump once again said pretty much whatever entered his mind in a stream-of-consciousness manner, not caring much about staying on any one point for more than a few seconds. He may not be, technically, a good speaker, but a lot of people seem to like what he is saying.
I'm not going to fact-check every statement he made, but one statement really bothered me. At one point he referred to the news media as "the most dishonest people in the world," and while that line got a lot of applause, there's no truth in it at all.
In my experience, I have found the vast majority of people in the news media to be not just honest, but scrupulously honest. Yes, there are columnists and talking heads who disagree with Trump and his policies, but that doesn't make them dishonest.
The real irony is that Trump owes his entire campaign to the media. They've given him more free coverage than all his opponents combined, basically serving as the wind beneath his wings.
Donald Trump is no prisoner to political correctness, and that's fine with me. It's even kind of refreshing. But if he really hopes to become the president, he'd do well to start acting a lot more presidential and a lot less like the schoolyard bully who never does his homework.
I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View.
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