It’s difficult to understand the fierce and ongoing conflict between Trump and the American media without understanding the secret motives of the two parties. Trump has raised the slogan “America First| and the media has been critical of him as he continued to lament America’s status. However, these are how things look on the outside as the real conflict has nothing to do with all this.
Take the book “Fire and Fury,” in which author Michael Wolff attacked the American president, as an example. Apart from the profit made (more than 1 million copies were sold in a week), Wolff wanted to show that the president has mental health issues by citing his embarrassing behavior, careless decisions, provocative tweets and unhealthy eating habits. The aim is to collect as much evidence as possible from within the White House to get people to doubt Trump’s mental health and show that he is not capable of assuming the difficult and sensitive tasks of a president and he must therefore be expelled from office.
Trump has deprived the media of its credibility. Their accusations did not influence Trump’s supporters at all and rather showed him as a hero as his popularity increased with every insult made against at him.Mamdouh AlMuhaini