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Due to his promotion and support of conservative, [[America First]]<ref>Spiering, Charlie (April 4, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/04/donald-trump-to-american-workers-im-not-and-i-dont-want-to-be-the-president-of-the-world/ Donald Trump to American Workers: ‘I’m Not, and I Don’t Want to Be, the President of the World’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 5, 2017.<br>
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Due to his promotion and support of conservative, [[America First]]<ref>Spiering, Charlie (April 4, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/04/donald-trump-to-american-workers-im-not-and-i-dont-want-to-be-the-president-of-the-world/ Donald Trump to American Workers: ‘I’m Not, and I Don’t Want to Be, the President of the World’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 5, 2017.<br>
 
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*Spiering, Charlie (October 17, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/17/donald-trump-foreign-countries-like-greece-nervous-about-america-first-agenda/ Donald Trump: Foreign Countries Like Greece ‘Nervous’ About ‘America First’ Agenda]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 18, 2017.</ref> policies, President Trump faced large opposition from the left and the [[establishment]],<ref>Klein, Aaron (April 28, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/28/trumps-first-100-days-establishment-goes-to-war-to-halt-presidents-agenda/ Trump’s First 100 Days: Establishment Goes to War to Halt President’s Agenda]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 28, 2017.</ref><ref>Miller, S.A. (June 20, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/20/donald-trumps-isolation-cripples-agenda/ Isolated from Washington establishment, Trump struggles for presidential victories]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 21, 2017.</ref> including from within the government bureaucracy.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Spiering, Charlie (October 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/17/donald-trump-foreign-countries-like-greece-nervous-about-america-first-agenda/ Donald Trump: Foreign Countries Like Greece ‘Nervous’ About ‘America First’ Agenda]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 18, 2017.</ref> policies, President Trump faced large opposition from the left and the [[establishment]],<ref>Klein, Aaron (April 28, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/28/trumps-first-100-days-establishment-goes-to-war-to-halt-presidents-agenda/ Trump’s First 100 Days: Establishment Goes to War to Halt President’s Agenda]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 28, 2017.</ref><ref>Miller, S.A. (June 20, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/20/donald-trumps-isolation-cripples-agenda/ Isolated from Washington establishment, Trump struggles for presidential victories]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 21, 2017.</ref> including from within the government bureaucracy.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Singman, Brooke (January 31, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/31/trump-faces-bureaucratic-battle-in-implementing-agenda.html Trump faces bureaucratic battle in implementing agenda]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
 
*Singman, Brooke (January 31, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/31/trump-faces-bureaucratic-battle-in-implementing-agenda.html Trump faces bureaucratic battle in implementing agenda]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
 
*Kurtz, Howard (February 3, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/03/empire-strikes-back-why-trumps-private-talks-with-foreign-leaders-were-leaked.html The empire strikes back: Why Trump's private talks with foreign leaders were leaked]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
 
*Kurtz, Howard (February 3, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/03/empire-strikes-back-why-trumps-private-talks-with-foreign-leaders-were-leaked.html The empire strikes back: Why Trump's private talks with foreign leaders were leaked]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
*Newman, Alex (January 8, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/27864-deep-state-bureaucracy-vs-trump-america-constitution Deep State Bureaucracy vs. Trump, America, Constitution]. ''The New American''. Retrieved January 9, 2018.</ref> (The fact that members of the [[deep state]] have grown visibly scared of reports stating such confirms this view,<ref>[http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/03/22/politico-obama-admin-bureaucrats-panicked-by-breitbart-spotlight-dont-question-our-loyalty/ POLITICO: Obama Admin Bureaucrats ‘Panicked’ by Breitbart Spotlight: Don’t Question Our Loyalty!] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 22, 2017.</ref> as well as the fact that federal government employees overwhelmingly donated to Democrats leading up to the 2018 elections just like in previous elections;<ref>Schoffstall, Joe (October 17, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/17/federal-government-workers-donating-overwhelmingly-to-democrats.html Federal government workers donating overwhelmingly to Democrats]. ''Fox News'' (from ''The Washington Free Beacon''). Retrieved October 17, 2017.</ref> in May 2017, it was reported that 60% of [[National Security Council]] employees were Obama-Administration holdovers<ref>Wong, Kristina (May 17, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/trump-under-siege-more-than-60-percent-of-nsc-employees-placed-by-obama/ Trump Under Siege: More than 60 Percent of NSC Employees Placed by Obama]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 18, 2017.</ref>). In June 2018, one socialist protestor who heckled DHS Secretary [[Kirstjen Nielsen]] for her enforcement of President Trump's tough immigration policies was revealed as a DOJ employee.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Newman, Alex (January 8, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/27864-deep-state-bureaucracy-vs-trump-america-constitution Deep State Bureaucracy vs. Trump, America, Constitution]. ''The New American''. Retrieved January 9, 2018.</ref> (The fact that members of the [[deep state]] have grown visibly scared of reports stating such confirms this view,<ref>[https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/03/22/politico-obama-admin-bureaucrats-panicked-by-breitbart-spotlight-dont-question-our-loyalty/ POLITICO: Obama Admin Bureaucrats ‘Panicked’ by Breitbart Spotlight: Don’t Question Our Loyalty!] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 22, 2017.</ref> as well as the fact that federal government employees overwhelmingly donated to Democrats leading up to the 2018 elections just like in previous elections;<ref>Schoffstall, Joe (October 17, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/17/federal-government-workers-donating-overwhelmingly-to-democrats.html Federal government workers donating overwhelmingly to Democrats]. ''Fox News'' (from ''The Washington Free Beacon''). Retrieved October 17, 2017.</ref> in May 2017, it was reported that 60% of [[National Security Council]] employees were Obama-Administration holdovers<ref>Wong, Kristina (May 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/trump-under-siege-more-than-60-percent-of-nsc-employees-placed-by-obama/ Trump Under Siege: More than 60 Percent of NSC Employees Placed by Obama]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 18, 2017.</ref>). In June 2018, one socialist protestor who heckled DHS Secretary [[Kirstjen Nielsen]] for her enforcement of President Trump's tough immigration policies was revealed as a DOJ employee.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Mikelionis, Lukas (June 21, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/21/doj-employee-among-those-heckling-dhs-boss-nielsen-report-says.html DOJ employee among those heckling DHS boss Nielsen, report says]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
 
*Mikelionis, Lukas (June 21, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/21/doj-employee-among-those-heckling-dhs-boss-nielsen-report-says.html DOJ employee among those heckling DHS boss Nielsen, report says]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
*Samuels, Brett (June 21, 2018). [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/393461-protester-who-interrupted-dhs-chiefs-dinner-works-for-justice Protester who interrupted DHS chief's dinner works for Justice Department]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.</ref> Even some White House officials worked against the president's agenda.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Samuels, Brett (June 21, 2018). [https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/393461-protester-who-interrupted-dhs-chiefs-dinner-works-for-justice Protester who interrupted DHS chief's dinner works for Justice Department]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.</ref> Even some White House officials worked against the president's agenda.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Newman, Alex (September 6, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29991-deep-state-mole-in-white-house-boasts-of-sabotaging-trump Deep State Mole in White House Boasts of Sabotaging Trump]. ''The New American''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Newman, Alex (September 6, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29991-deep-state-mole-in-white-house-boasts-of-sabotaging-trump Deep State Mole in White House Boasts of Sabotaging Trump]. ''The New American''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Chamberlain, Samuel (September 5, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/05/wh-official-pens-anonymous-ny-times-op-ed-calling-trump-anti-democratic-petty-and-ineffective.html WH official pens anonymous NY Times op-ed calling Trump 'anti-democratic,' 'petty and ineffective']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Chamberlain, Samuel (September 5, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/05/wh-official-pens-anonymous-ny-times-op-ed-calling-trump-anti-democratic-petty-and-ineffective.html WH official pens anonymous NY Times op-ed calling Trump 'anti-democratic,' 'petty and ineffective']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
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*Lieu, Amy (September 6, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/06/trump-digs-in-after-explosive-new-york-times-op-ed-vows-to-drain-swamp.html Trump digs in after explosive New York Times op-ed, vows to drain swamp]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Lieu, Amy (September 6, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/06/trump-digs-in-after-explosive-new-york-times-op-ed-vows-to-drain-swamp.html Trump digs in after explosive New York Times op-ed, vows to drain swamp]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
*Samuels, Brett (September 6, 2018). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/405297-trump-hits-the-deep-state-the-left-and-the-media-in-aftermath-of Trump hits the 'deep state,' the 'left' and the media in wake of anonymous op-ed]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
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*Samuels, Brett (September 6, 2018). [https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/405297-trump-hits-the-deep-state-the-left-and-the-media-in-aftermath-of Trump hits the 'deep state,' the 'left' and the media in wake of anonymous op-ed]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Pollak, Joel B. (September 5, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/05/anonymous-new-york-times-opposite-patriotism/ Pollak: ‘Anonymous’ Op-ed in New York Times Is the Opposite of Patriotism]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.</ref>
 
*Pollak, Joel B. (September 5, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/05/anonymous-new-york-times-opposite-patriotism/ Pollak: ‘Anonymous’ Op-ed in New York Times Is the Opposite of Patriotism]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.</ref>
  
 
Obama holdovers worked to block President Trump's agenda and continue liberal policies.<ref>Multiple references:
 
Obama holdovers worked to block President Trump's agenda and continue liberal policies.<ref>Multiple references:
*Starr, Penny (December 19, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/19/bureaucrats-continue-advance-obama-agenda/ Federal Bureaucrats Continue to Advance Obama’s Agenda, Including Climate Change Promotion]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
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*Starr, Penny (December 19, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/19/bureaucrats-continue-advance-obama-agenda/ Federal Bureaucrats Continue to Advance Obama’s Agenda, Including Climate Change Promotion]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
 
*Rogers, Brian (September 13, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-holdovers-are-slowing-trumps-agenda-in-key-agencies/article/2634324 Obama holdovers are slowing Trump's agenda in key agencies]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
 
*Rogers, Brian (September 13, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-holdovers-are-slowing-trumps-agenda-in-key-agencies/article/2634324 Obama holdovers are slowing Trump's agenda in key agencies]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
 
*Gallington, Daniel (June 7, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/7/donald-trump-agenda-hampered-by-obama-holdovers-di/ Loyalty matters]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
 
*Gallington, Daniel (June 7, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/7/donald-trump-agenda-hampered-by-obama-holdovers-di/ Loyalty matters]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
*Pollock, Richard; Barton, Ethan (August 14, 2017). [http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/14/exclusive-obama-holdovers-still-in-dozens-of-key-national-security-council-jobs/ EXCLUSIVE: Obama Holdovers Still In Dozens Of Key National Security Council Jobs]. ''The Daily Caller''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
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*Pollock, Richard; Barton, Ethan (August 14, 2017). [https://dailycaller.com/2017/08/14/exclusive-obama-holdovers-still-in-dozens-of-key-national-security-council-jobs/ EXCLUSIVE: Obama Holdovers Still In Dozens Of Key National Security Council Jobs]. ''The Daily Caller''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
*Garcia, Carlos (November 17, 2017). [http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/17/ice-union-says-obama-holdovers-are-sabotaging-immigration-enforcement-heres-how ICE union says Obama holdovers are sabotaging immigration enforcement, here’s how]. ''The Blaze''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.</ref> Numerous government officials who resigned due to President Trump's actions subtly inserted anti-Trump messages into their resignation letters.<ref>Pappas, Alex (August 23, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/23/hiding-secret-anti-trump-messages-in-resignation-letters-is-latest-political-craze.html Hiding secret anti-Trump messages in resignation letters is latest political craze]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 23, 2017.</ref> The Trump Administration was the victim of numerous leaks of information, many of which threatened U.S. national security – it was reported in July 2017 that leaks occurred once a day on average,<ref>Boylan, Dan (July 6, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/6/donald-trump-target-of-leaks-at-rate-of-one-a-day/ White House leaks that threaten national security stream out at rate of one a day]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 7, 2017.</ref> and Trump faced seven times more leaks than Obama or Bush II did.<ref>Wong, Kristina (July 7, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/07/deep-state-trump-facing-seven-times-more-national-security-leaks-than-obama-or-bush/ DEEP STATE: Trump Facing Seven Times More National Security Leaks Than Obama or Bush]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 7, 2017.</ref> The Russia probe headed by Independent Counsel and former FBI Director [[Robert Mueller]] was founded to have hired investigators extremely biased against President Trump.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Garcia, Carlos (November 17, 2017). [http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/17/ice-union-says-obama-holdovers-are-sabotaging-immigration-enforcement-heres-how ICE union says Obama holdovers are sabotaging immigration enforcement, here’s how]. ''The Blaze''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.</ref> Numerous government officials who resigned due to President Trump's actions subtly inserted anti-Trump messages into their resignation letters.<ref>Pappas, Alex (August 23, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/23/hiding-secret-anti-trump-messages-in-resignation-letters-is-latest-political-craze.html Hiding secret anti-Trump messages in resignation letters is latest political craze]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 23, 2017.</ref> The Trump Administration was the victim of numerous leaks of information, many of which threatened U.S. national security – it was reported in July 2017 that leaks occurred once a day on average,<ref>Boylan, Dan (July 6, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/6/donald-trump-target-of-leaks-at-rate-of-one-a-day/ White House leaks that threaten national security stream out at rate of one a day]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 7, 2017.</ref> and Trump faced seven times more leaks than Obama or Bush II did.<ref>Wong, Kristina (July 7, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/07/deep-state-trump-facing-seven-times-more-national-security-leaks-than-obama-or-bush/ DEEP STATE: Trump Facing Seven Times More National Security Leaks Than Obama or Bush]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 7, 2017.</ref> The Russia probe headed by Independent Counsel and former FBI Director [[Robert Mueller]] was founded to have hired investigators extremely biased against President Trump.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/13/ex-mueller-aides-texts-revealed-read-them-here.html Ex-Mueller aides' texts revealed: Read them here]. ''Fox News''. December 13, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
 
*[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/13/ex-mueller-aides-texts-revealed-read-them-here.html Ex-Mueller aides' texts revealed: Read them here]. ''Fox News''. December 13, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
 
*Singman, Brooke (December 7, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/another-mueller-investigators-democratic-ties-raise-new-bias-questions.html Top Mueller investigator's Democratic ties raise new bias questions]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
 
*Singman, Brooke (December 7, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/another-mueller-investigators-democratic-ties-raise-new-bias-questions.html Top Mueller investigator's Democratic ties raise new bias questions]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
 
*[http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2017/12/05/anti-trump-bias-exposed-in-mueller-probe.html Anti-Trump bias exposed in Mueller probe]. ''Fox News''. December 5, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
 
*[http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2017/12/05/anti-trump-bias-exposed-in-mueller-probe.html Anti-Trump bias exposed in Mueller probe]. ''Fox News''. December 5, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
 
*Chamberlain, Samuel (December 12, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/12/texts-between-ex-mueller-team-members-emerge-calling-trump-loathsome-human-idiot.html 'F TRUMP': Texts between ex-Mueller team members emerge, calling Trump 'loathsome human,' 'an idiot']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
 
*Chamberlain, Samuel (December 12, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/12/texts-between-ex-mueller-team-members-emerge-calling-trump-loathsome-human-idiot.html 'F TRUMP': Texts between ex-Mueller team members emerge, calling Trump 'loathsome human,' 'an idiot']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
*Wong, Kristina (December 13, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/13/deepstate-fbi-agents-discussed-protecting-country-trump/ Deepstate: FBI Agents Texted About Protecting Country Against Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved January 5, 2018.</ref>
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*Wong, Kristina (December 13, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/13/deepstate-fbi-agents-discussed-protecting-country-trump/ Deepstate: FBI Agents Texted About Protecting Country Against Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved January 5, 2018.</ref>
  
 
Left-wing federal courts also blocked many Trump Administration actions, including President Trump's executive orders regarding sanctuary cities and immigration.<ref>Multiple references:
 
Left-wing federal courts also blocked many Trump Administration actions, including President Trump's executive orders regarding sanctuary cities and immigration.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Shaw, Adam (March 10, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/10/sessions-slams-activist-judges-for-nationwide-injunctions-on-sanctuary-cities-daca.html Sessions slams 'activist judges' for nationwide injunctions on sanctuary cities, DACA]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
 
*Shaw, Adam (March 10, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/10/sessions-slams-activist-judges-for-nationwide-injunctions-on-sanctuary-cities-daca.html Sessions slams 'activist judges' for nationwide injunctions on sanctuary cities, DACA]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
 
Specific examples of courts blocking President Trump's immigration agenda:
 
Specific examples of courts blocking President Trump's immigration agenda:
*Spiering, Charlie (April 27, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/27/donald-trump-blasts-ninth-circuit-for-blocking-sanctuary-cities-order-see-you-in-the-supreme-court/ Donald Trump Blasts Ninth Circuit for Blocking Sanctuary Cities Order: ‘See You in the Supreme Court!’] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
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*Spiering, Charlie (April 27, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/27/donald-trump-blasts-ninth-circuit-for-blocking-sanctuary-cities-order-see-you-in-the-supreme-court/ Donald Trump Blasts Ninth Circuit for Blocking Sanctuary Cities Order: ‘See You in the Supreme Court!’] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
*Klukowski, Ken (March 12, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/12/federal-court-blocks-immigration-executive-order/ Federal Court Blocks Trump Admin’s Immigration Executive Order]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> Former U.S. presidents, such as [[George W. Bush]] and [[Barack Obama]], even broke with tradition to criticize President Trump.<ref>[https://www.voanews.com/a/two-former-us-presidents-break-with-tradition-to-denounce-trump/4080344.html 2 Former Presidents Break With Tradition to Denounce Trump]. ''Voice of America'' (from the ''Associated Press''). October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017.</ref>
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*Klukowski, Ken (March 12, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/12/federal-court-blocks-immigration-executive-order/ Federal Court Blocks Trump Admin’s Immigration Executive Order]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> Former U.S. presidents, such as [[George W. Bush]] and [[Barack Obama]], even broke with tradition to criticize President Trump.<ref>[https://www.voanews.com/a/two-former-us-presidents-break-with-tradition-to-denounce-trump/4080344.html 2 Former Presidents Break With Tradition to Denounce Trump]. ''Voice of America'' (from the ''Associated Press''). October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017.</ref>
  
 
===From radical left-wing activists===
 
===From radical left-wing activists===
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[[File:Anti-Trump anarchists, 2017.jpg|thumb|225px|Anarchists protesting Trump on Inauguration Day 2017]]
 
[[File:Anti-Trump anarchists, 2017.jpg|thumb|225px|Anarchists protesting Trump on Inauguration Day 2017]]
 
[[File:Anti-Trump protests aftermath, 2017.jpg|thumb|225px|Aftermath of anti-Trump protests in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day 2017]]
 
[[File:Anti-Trump protests aftermath, 2017.jpg|thumb|225px|Aftermath of anti-Trump protests in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day 2017]]
After his election, left-wingers labeled themselves as the "resistance" against Trump.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (December 24, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/24/hold-2017-the-year-in-resistance/ 2017: The Year in ‘Resistance’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 24, 2017.</ref> Even before being inaugurated, Democrats spoke about [[Impeachment and removal|impeaching and removing]] Trump from the presidency.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (May 17, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/in-impeachment-talk-washington-establishment-declares-war-on-trump-voters/ In ‘Impeachment’ Talk, Washington Establishment Declares War on Trump Voters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 20, 2017.</ref> Even some local communities passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Trump.<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (May 21, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/21/donald-trump-impeachment-on-local-agendas/ Local communities look for reasons, take up resolutions to impeach Trump]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 21, 2017.</ref> Some Democrats used profane language against Trump, such as the f-word<ref>Multiple references:
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After his election, left-wingers labeled themselves as the "resistance" against Trump.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (December 24, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/24/hold-2017-the-year-in-resistance/ 2017: The Year in ‘Resistance’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 24, 2017.</ref> Even before being inaugurated, Democrats spoke about [[Impeachment and removal|impeaching and removing]] Trump from the presidency.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (May 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/in-impeachment-talk-washington-establishment-declares-war-on-trump-voters/ In ‘Impeachment’ Talk, Washington Establishment Declares War on Trump Voters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 20, 2017.</ref> Even some local communities passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Trump.<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (May 21, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/21/donald-trump-impeachment-on-local-agendas/ Local communities look for reasons, take up resolutions to impeach Trump]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 21, 2017.</ref> Some Democrats used profane language against Trump, such as the f-word<ref>Multiple references:
*Chumley, Cheryl K. (May 22, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/22/donald-trump-lefts-frequent-target-f-bombs/ F-bombing Trump — the left’s new weapon of choice]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
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*Chumley, Cheryl K. (May 22, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/22/donald-trump-lefts-frequent-target-f-bombs/ F-bombing Trump — the left’s new weapon of choice]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
 
*Hart, Angela (May 21, 2017). [http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article151843342.html California Democrats flip off Donald Trump]. ''The Sacramento Bee''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
 
*Hart, Angela (May 21, 2017). [http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article151843342.html California Democrats flip off Donald Trump]. ''The Sacramento Bee''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
*Nazarian, Adelle (May 21, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/05/21/california-democratic-party-leader-leads-fck-donald-trump-chant-at-convention/ California Democratic Party Leader Leads ‘F*ck Donald Trump’ Chant at Convention]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.</ref> and s-word.<ref>Yilek, Caitlin (June 4, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cnn-host-calls-trump-a-piece-of-s-t-after-london-attack/article/2624900 CNN host calls Trump 'a piece of s--t' after London attack]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 5, 2017.</ref> As a testament to the deep opposition and hatred towards him by the left-wing, at least 217 violent protestors were arrested in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day.<ref>Weber, Joseph (January 20, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/20/trump-supporters-protesters-rally-before-sunrise-on-inauguration-day.html Hundreds of protesters arrested in Inauguration Day clashes]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 31, 2017.</ref><ref>Noble, Andrea; McDermott, Ryan M. (January 20, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/20/donald-trump-inauguration-protests-begin-turn-viol/ D.C. police report 217 arrested during Inauguration Day riots]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved March 31, 2017.</ref> Left-wingers [[2017 left-wing violence|committed or advocated for many other acts of violence]] against President Trump or his supporters.<ref>Clark, Alex (June 18, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/18/a-year-of-hate-9-times-the-radicalized-left-engaged-in-violence-in-the-trump-era/ A Year of Hate: 9 Times the Radicalized Left Engaged in Violence in the Trump Era]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2017.</ref><ref>Shaw, Adam (June 17, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/17/dem-strategist-devine-launches-huntrepublicancongressmen-scalise-shooting/ Dem Strategist James Devine Launches Hashtag #HuntRepublicanCongressmen After Steve Scalise Shooting]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2017.</ref><ref>Ernst, Douglas (June 15, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/15/huffpo-scrubs-jason-fullers-ultimate-punishment-tr/ HuffPo scrubs ‘ultimate punishment’ Trump piece after Scalise, GOP shooting]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 17, 2017.</ref><ref>Nolte, John (July 5, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/07/05/rap-sheet-acts-of-media-approved-violence-and-harassment-against-trump-supporters/ Rap Sheet: ***502*** Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 16, 2018.</ref><ref>Kirkwood, R. Cort (September 14, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/30072-anti-trump-violence-ramps-up-with-attempted-stabbing Anti-Trump Violence Ramps Up With Attempted Stabbing]. ''The New American''. Retrieved September 14, 2018.</ref> It was reported in early February 2017 that 12,000 tweets already had called for Trump's assassination.<ref>[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4189124/More-12-000-tweets-call-Trump-s-assassination.html#ixzz4k0h0zXDl More than 12,000 tweets have called for Trump's assassination since the inauguration]. ''Daily Mail''. Retrieved June 18, 2017.</ref> The mainstream media helped promote such violence.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (June 15, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/15/inside-the-beltway-media-lies-that-radicalized-the/ Expert identifies top media lies ‘that radicalized the violent left’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 17, 2017.</ref> Many entertainers made jokes about harming President Trump.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/21/entertainers-who-have-joked-about-harming-trump.html Entertainers who have joked about harming Trump]. ''Fox News''. September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.</ref>
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*Nazarian, Adelle (May 21, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/05/21/california-democratic-party-leader-leads-fck-donald-trump-chant-at-convention/ California Democratic Party Leader Leads ‘F*ck Donald Trump’ Chant at Convention]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.</ref> and s-word.<ref>Yilek, Caitlin (June 4, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cnn-host-calls-trump-a-piece-of-s-t-after-london-attack/article/2624900 CNN host calls Trump 'a piece of s--t' after London attack]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 5, 2017.</ref> As a testament to the deep opposition and hatred towards him by the left-wing, at least 217 violent protestors were arrested in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day.<ref>Weber, Joseph (January 20, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/20/trump-supporters-protesters-rally-before-sunrise-on-inauguration-day.html Hundreds of protesters arrested in Inauguration Day clashes]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 31, 2017.</ref><ref>Noble, Andrea; McDermott, Ryan M. (January 20, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/20/donald-trump-inauguration-protests-begin-turn-viol/ D.C. police report 217 arrested during Inauguration Day riots]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved March 31, 2017.</ref> Left-wingers [[2017 left-wing violence|committed or advocated for many other acts of violence]] against President Trump or his supporters.<ref>Clark, Alex (June 18, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/18/a-year-of-hate-9-times-the-radicalized-left-engaged-in-violence-in-the-trump-era/ A Year of Hate: 9 Times the Radicalized Left Engaged in Violence in the Trump Era]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2017.</ref><ref>Shaw, Adam (June 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/17/dem-strategist-devine-launches-huntrepublicancongressmen-scalise-shooting/ Dem Strategist James Devine Launches Hashtag #HuntRepublicanCongressmen After Steve Scalise Shooting]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2017.</ref><ref>Ernst, Douglas (June 15, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/15/huffpo-scrubs-jason-fullers-ultimate-punishment-tr/ HuffPo scrubs ‘ultimate punishment’ Trump piece after Scalise, GOP shooting]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 17, 2017.</ref><ref>Nolte, John (July 5, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/07/05/rap-sheet-acts-of-media-approved-violence-and-harassment-against-trump-supporters/ Rap Sheet: ***502*** Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 16, 2018.</ref><ref>Kirkwood, R. Cort (September 14, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/30072-anti-trump-violence-ramps-up-with-attempted-stabbing Anti-Trump Violence Ramps Up With Attempted Stabbing]. ''The New American''. Retrieved September 14, 2018.</ref> It was reported in early February 2017 that 12,000 tweets already had called for Trump's assassination.<ref>[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4189124/More-12-000-tweets-call-Trump-s-assassination.html#ixzz4k0h0zXDl More than 12,000 tweets have called for Trump's assassination since the inauguration]. ''Daily Mail''. Retrieved June 18, 2017.</ref> The mainstream media helped promote such violence.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (June 15, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/15/inside-the-beltway-media-lies-that-radicalized-the/ Expert identifies top media lies ‘that radicalized the violent left’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 17, 2017.</ref> Many entertainers made jokes about harming President Trump.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/21/entertainers-who-have-joked-about-harming-trump.html Entertainers who have joked about harming Trump]. ''Fox News''. September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.</ref>
  
As an example of the hatred the Left had for President Trump, students at George Washington University voiced support for Trump's tax plan when told it was [[Bernie Sanders]]'s plan.<ref>Ciccotta, Tom (October 23, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/10/23/watch-students-praise-trumps-tax-plan-when-told-its-bernie-sanders/ WATCH: Students Praise Trump’s Tax Plan When Told It’s Bernie Sanders’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 23, 2017.</ref> In addition to domestic opposition, President Trump, and by extension, the United States, was strongly opposed by non-Americans compared to the Obama Administration, despite a majority of non-Americans believing Trump to be a strong leader.<ref>Multiple references:
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As an example of the hatred the Left had for President Trump, students at George Washington University voiced support for Trump's tax plan when told it was [[Bernie Sanders]]'s plan.<ref>Ciccotta, Tom (October 23, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/10/23/watch-students-praise-trumps-tax-plan-when-told-its-bernie-sanders/ WATCH: Students Praise Trump’s Tax Plan When Told It’s Bernie Sanders’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 23, 2017.</ref> In addition to domestic opposition, President Trump, and by extension, the United States, was strongly opposed by non-Americans compared to the Obama Administration, despite a majority of non-Americans believing Trump to be a strong leader.<ref>Multiple references:
*Ault, Nicole (June 27, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/27/donald-trumps-low-ratings-call-caution-not-despair/ Trump’s low global ratings call for caution, not despair]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
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*Ault, Nicole (June 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/27/donald-trumps-low-ratings-call-caution-not-despair/ Trump’s low global ratings call for caution, not despair]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
 
*Wike, Richard; Stokes, Bruce; Poushter, Jacob; Fetterolf (June 26, 2017). [http://www.pewglobal.org/2017/06/26/u-s-image-suffers-as-publics-around-world-question-trumps-leadership/ U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Wike, Richard; Stokes, Bruce; Poushter, Jacob; Fetterolf (June 26, 2017). [http://www.pewglobal.org/2017/06/26/u-s-image-suffers-as-publics-around-world-question-trumps-leadership/ U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
However, it was reported in July 2017 that tourism to the United States continued to rise in 2017:
 
However, it was reported in July 2017 that tourism to the United States continued to rise in 2017:
*Zanona, Melanie (July 5, 2017). [http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/340728-international-travel-to-us-on-the-rise International travel to US on the rise]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 6, 2017.</ref>
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*Zanona, Melanie (July 5, 2017). [https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/340728-international-travel-to-us-on-the-rise International travel to US on the rise]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 6, 2017.</ref>
  
 
Democrat attorneys general were extremely active against the Trump Administration,<ref>Multiple references:
 
Democrat attorneys general were extremely active against the Trump Administration,<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Hurley, Lawrence; Chung, Andrew (November 2, 2017). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-effect-courts/trumps-opponents-race-to-the-courthouse-to-thwart-him-idUSKBN1D21BG Trump's opponents race to the courthouse to thwart him]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
 
*Hurley, Lawrence; Chung, Andrew (November 2, 2017). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-effect-courts/trumps-opponents-race-to-the-courthouse-to-thwart-him-idUSKBN1D21BG Trump's opponents race to the courthouse to thwart him]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
*Lucas, Fred (February 6, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/democratic-ags-swarm-trump-administration-with-lawsuits.html Democratic AGs swarm Trump administration with lawsuits]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 6, 2018.</ref> suing it nearly 50 times in 2017 alone.<ref>Wilson, Reid (January 2, 2018). [http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/367147-democratic-ags-sue-trump-at-record-pace Democratic AGs sue Trump at record pace]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved January 3, 2018.</ref> In March 2018, Democrat Representative Tom Suozzi suggested taking up arms against President Trump.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Lucas, Fred (February 6, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/democratic-ags-swarm-trump-administration-with-lawsuits.html Democratic AGs swarm Trump administration with lawsuits]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 6, 2018.</ref> suing it nearly 50 times in 2017 alone.<ref>Wilson, Reid (January 2, 2018). [https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/367147-democratic-ags-sue-trump-at-record-pace Democratic AGs sue Trump at record pace]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved January 3, 2018.</ref> In March 2018, Democrat Representative Tom Suozzi suggested taking up arms against President Trump.<ref>Multiple references:
*Hawkins, Awr (March 19, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2018/03/19/report-democrat-rep-suggests-taking-up-arms-against-president-trump/ Report: Democrat Rep. Suggests Taking Up Arms Against President Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
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*Hawkins, Awr (March 19, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2018/03/19/report-democrat-rep-suggests-taking-up-arms-against-president-trump/ Report: Democrat Rep. Suggests Taking Up Arms Against President Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
 
*Pappas, Alex (March 19, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/19/democrat-suggests-second-amendment-remedy-vs-trump.html Democrat suggests 'Second Amendment' remedy vs. Trump]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
 
*Pappas, Alex (March 19, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/19/democrat-suggests-second-amendment-remedy-vs-trump.html Democrat suggests 'Second Amendment' remedy vs. Trump]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
*Manchester, Julia (March 19, 2018). [http://thehill.com/homenews/house/379145-dem-rep-says-trumps-critics-might-resort-to-second-amendment Dem rep says Trump critics might resort to 'Second Amendment']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.</ref> By June 2018, the Left was growing increasingly violent and unhinged at the Trump Administration, as well as everything they claimed to be fighting against.<ref>Adelmann, Bob (June 26, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29388-the-war-on-trump-from-confrontation-to-harassment-to-violence The War On Trump: From Confrontation to Harassment to … Violence?] ''The New American''. Retrieved June 26, 2018.</ref><ref>Duke, Selwyn (July 6, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29469-democrats-descending-into-dangerous-radicalism Democrats Descending Into Dangerous Radicalism]. ''The New American''. Retrieved July 6, 2018.</ref> They used increasingly vulgar and crude phrases to criticize President Trump, including calling him and his supporters "Nazis."<ref>Nolte, John (July 4, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/07/04/my-declaration-of-incivility-media-call-us-nazis-celebs-call-us-cnts-dems-scream-fck-you/ My Declaration of Incivility: Media Call Us Nazis. Celebs Call Us C*nts. Dems Scream ‘F*ck You’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 4, 2018.</ref> In a large August 2018 counterdemonstration ostensibly opposing racism, left-wing activists instead protested against President Trump, the police, and the existence or [[border]]s.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Manchester, Julia (March 19, 2018). [https://thehill.com/homenews/house/379145-dem-rep-says-trumps-critics-might-resort-to-second-amendment Dem rep says Trump critics might resort to 'Second Amendment']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.</ref> By June 2018, the Left was growing increasingly violent and unhinged at the Trump Administration, as well as everything they claimed to be fighting against.<ref>Adelmann, Bob (June 26, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29388-the-war-on-trump-from-confrontation-to-harassment-to-violence The War On Trump: From Confrontation to Harassment to … Violence?] ''The New American''. Retrieved June 26, 2018.</ref><ref>Duke, Selwyn (July 6, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29469-democrats-descending-into-dangerous-radicalism Democrats Descending Into Dangerous Radicalism]. ''The New American''. Retrieved July 6, 2018.</ref> They used increasingly vulgar and crude phrases to criticize President Trump, including calling him and his supporters "Nazis."<ref>Nolte, John (July 4, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/07/04/my-declaration-of-incivility-media-call-us-nazis-celebs-call-us-cnts-dems-scream-fck-you/ My Declaration of Incivility: Media Call Us Nazis. Celebs Call Us C*nts. Dems Scream ‘F*ck You’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 4, 2018.</ref> In a large August 2018 counterdemonstration ostensibly opposing racism, left-wing activists instead protested against President Trump, the police, and the existence or [[border]]s.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Sabes, Adam (August 12, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/12/unite-right-counterprotesters-condemn-racism-call-/ 'Unite the Right' counterprotesters condemn racism, call for Trump's impeachment]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
 
*Sabes, Adam (August 12, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/12/unite-right-counterprotesters-condemn-racism-call-/ 'Unite the Right' counterprotesters condemn racism, call for Trump's impeachment]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
 
*Caplan, Joshua (August 12, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/12/counter-protester-threatens-woman-in-trump-2020-shirt-ill-break-your-fcking-face-btch/ Counter-Protester Threatens Woman Wearing ‘Trump 2020’ Shirt: ‘I’ll Break Your F*cking Face, B*tch!’] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
 
*Caplan, Joshua (August 12, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/12/counter-protester-threatens-woman-in-trump-2020-shirt-ill-break-your-fcking-face-btch/ Counter-Protester Threatens Woman Wearing ‘Trump 2020’ Shirt: ‘I’ll Break Your F*cking Face, B*tch!’] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
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===From Congress===
 
===From Congress===
 
In addition to the above, Senate Democrats unduly delayed Trump's cabinet nominees at historic and unprecedented proportions<ref>Multiple references:
 
In addition to the above, Senate Democrats unduly delayed Trump's cabinet nominees at historic and unprecedented proportions<ref>Multiple references:
*Crowe, Jack (June 13, 2017). [http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/13/wapo-fact-checkers-surprised-to-find-trump-claim-correct/ WaPo Fact Checkers Surprised To Find Trump Claim ‘Correct’]. ''The Daily Caller''. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
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*Crowe, Jack (June 13, 2017). [https://dailycaller.com/2017/06/13/wapo-fact-checkers-surprised-to-find-trump-claim-correct/ WaPo Fact Checkers Surprised To Find Trump Claim ‘Correct’]. ''The Daily Caller''. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
 
*Singman, Brooke (April 28, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/28/trump-has-his-cabinet-but-lagging-behind-on-other-appointments.html Trump has his Cabinet, but lagging behind on other appointments]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
 
*Singman, Brooke (April 28, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/28/trump-has-his-cabinet-but-lagging-behind-on-other-appointments.html Trump has his Cabinet, but lagging behind on other appointments]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
 
See also:
 
See also:
 
*Mordock, Jeff (September 16, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/16/jeff-sessions-or-deep-state-donald-trumps-justice-/ Trump's dilemma: Leave Justice Department control to Sessions and Rosenstein -- or 'deep state']. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved September 17, 2018.</ref> – by February 8, 2017, only [[George Washington]] had fewer cabinet nominees confirmed by this length of time into his presidency.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Mordock, Jeff (September 16, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/16/jeff-sessions-or-deep-state-donald-trumps-justice-/ Trump's dilemma: Leave Justice Department control to Sessions and Rosenstein -- or 'deep state']. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved September 17, 2018.</ref> – by February 8, 2017, only [[George Washington]] had fewer cabinet nominees confirmed by this length of time into his presidency.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Singman, Brooke (February 8, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/08/trump-facing-historic-delays-in-confirmation-push.html Trump facing historic delays in confirmation push]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
 
*Singman, Brooke (February 8, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/08/trump-facing-historic-delays-in-confirmation-push.html Trump facing historic delays in confirmation push]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
*Bluey, Rob (February 13, 2017). [https://www.dailysignal.com/2017/02/13/trump-has-fewest-cabinet-secretaries-confirmed-since-george-washington/ Trump Has Fewest Cabinet Secretaries Confirmed Since George Washington]. ''The Daily Signal''. Retrieved May 3, 2018.</ref> Trump's last cabinet secretary was confirmed on April 27, 2017,<ref>Kellman, Laurie (April 27, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/27/alex-acosta-trumps-secretary-labor-confirmed/ Senate confirms last member of Trump cabinet at 100th day in office nears]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved April 27, 2017.</ref> and Trump's last cabinet-level member assumed office on May 15, 2017.<ref>Moons, Michelle (May 15, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/15/trump-cabinet-complete-swearing-u-s-trade-representative-lighthizer/ President Donald Trump’s Cabinet Complete with Swearing-In of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 16, 2017.</ref>
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*Bluey, Rob (February 13, 2017). [https://www.dailysignal.com/2017/02/13/trump-has-fewest-cabinet-secretaries-confirmed-since-george-washington/ Trump Has Fewest Cabinet Secretaries Confirmed Since George Washington]. ''The Daily Signal''. Retrieved May 3, 2018.</ref> Trump's last cabinet secretary was confirmed on April 27, 2017,<ref>Kellman, Laurie (April 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/27/alex-acosta-trumps-secretary-labor-confirmed/ Senate confirms last member of Trump cabinet at 100th day in office nears]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved April 27, 2017.</ref> and Trump's last cabinet-level member assumed office on May 15, 2017.<ref>Moons, Michelle (May 15, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/15/trump-cabinet-complete-swearing-u-s-trade-representative-lighthizer/ President Donald Trump’s Cabinet Complete with Swearing-In of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 16, 2017.</ref>
  
 
It was reported in July 2017 that Senate Democrats had filibustered most of Trump's nominees – every filibuster ultimately failed, but they slowed down the confirmation process.<ref>Higgins, Sean (July 9, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-democrats-filibustering-most-trump-nominees/article/2628043 Senate Democrats filibustering most Trump nominees]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 9, 2017.<br>See also:
 
It was reported in July 2017 that Senate Democrats had filibustered most of Trump's nominees – every filibuster ultimately failed, but they slowed down the confirmation process.<ref>Higgins, Sean (July 9, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-democrats-filibustering-most-trump-nominees/article/2628043 Senate Democrats filibustering most Trump nominees]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 9, 2017.<br>See also:
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*Bedard, Paul (July 10, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-stonewall-23-trump-picks-okd-vs-69-of-obamas/article/2628180 Senate stonewall: 23% Trump picks OK'd vs. 69% of Obama's]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
 
*Bedard, Paul (July 10, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-stonewall-23-trump-picks-okd-vs-69-of-obamas/article/2628180 Senate stonewall: 23% Trump picks OK'd vs. 69% of Obama's]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
 
*Pappas, Alex (July 10, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/10/white-house-rips-democrats-for-needless-obstruction-on-trump-nominees.html White House rips Democrats for 'needless obstruction' on Trump nominees]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
 
*Pappas, Alex (July 10, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/10/white-house-rips-democrats-for-needless-obstruction-on-trump-nominees.html White House rips Democrats for 'needless obstruction' on Trump nominees]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
*Harper, Jennifer (July 10, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/10/inside-the-beltway-obstruction-of-trump-nominees-i/ Just 23 percent have been confirmed: Obstruction of Trump nominees is unprecedented]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 11, 2017.</ref> Even after one year in office, only 58% of President Trump's government nominees had been confirmed (compared with 69% for Obama and 76% for Bush II),<ref>Bedard, Paul (December 28, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/just-58-of-trump-nominees-confirmed-69-for-obama-76-for-bush/article/2644502 Just 58% of Trump nominees confirmed, 69% for Obama, 76% for Bush]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 28, 2017.<br>See also:
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*Harper, Jennifer (July 10, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/10/inside-the-beltway-obstruction-of-trump-nominees-i/ Just 23 percent have been confirmed: Obstruction of Trump nominees is unprecedented]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 11, 2017.</ref> Even after one year in office, only 58% of President Trump's government nominees had been confirmed (compared with 69% for Obama and 76% for Bush II),<ref>Bedard, Paul (December 28, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/just-58-of-trump-nominees-confirmed-69-for-obama-76-for-bush/article/2644502 Just 58% of Trump nominees confirmed, 69% for Obama, 76% for Bush]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 28, 2017.<br>See also:
 
*Bedard, Paul (December 19, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/stonewall-43-of-trumps-picks-held-up-in-senate/article/2643903 Stonewall: 43% of Trump's picks held up in Senate]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 19, 2017.</ref> and Democrats had forced 47 cloture votes on Trump's nominees compared to six cloture votes for the four previous administrations combined by that point.<ref>Boyer, Dave (December 26, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/26/donald-trump-slow-fill-administration-posts/ Trump having trouble appointing swamp-drainers]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 26, 2017.</ref> In December 2017, the U.S. Senate, in a clear break from precedent, returned about 100 of Trump's nominations – rather than choosing to continue with those nominations for the following year – while it only did the same for eight of Obama's nominees and two of Bush's after their first years in office.<ref>Restuccia, Andrew; Kim, Seung Min (December 22, 2017). [https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/22/trump-nominees-democrats-block-314775 Democrats block dozens of Trump nominees]. ''Politico''. Retrieved January 4, 2018.</ref> Trump's presidency saw numerous heated confirmation battles.<ref>Shaw, Adam (May 3, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/03/brutal-confirmation-process-threatens-to-turn-off-would-be-trump-picks.html Brutal confirmation process threatens to turn off would-be Trump picks]. ''Fox News''. May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.</ref>
 
*Bedard, Paul (December 19, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/stonewall-43-of-trumps-picks-held-up-in-senate/article/2643903 Stonewall: 43% of Trump's picks held up in Senate]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 19, 2017.</ref> and Democrats had forced 47 cloture votes on Trump's nominees compared to six cloture votes for the four previous administrations combined by that point.<ref>Boyer, Dave (December 26, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/26/donald-trump-slow-fill-administration-posts/ Trump having trouble appointing swamp-drainers]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 26, 2017.</ref> In December 2017, the U.S. Senate, in a clear break from precedent, returned about 100 of Trump's nominations – rather than choosing to continue with those nominations for the following year – while it only did the same for eight of Obama's nominees and two of Bush's after their first years in office.<ref>Restuccia, Andrew; Kim, Seung Min (December 22, 2017). [https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/22/trump-nominees-democrats-block-314775 Democrats block dozens of Trump nominees]. ''Politico''. Retrieved January 4, 2018.</ref> Trump's presidency saw numerous heated confirmation battles.<ref>Shaw, Adam (May 3, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/03/brutal-confirmation-process-threatens-to-turn-off-would-be-trump-picks.html Brutal confirmation process threatens to turn off would-be Trump picks]. ''Fox News''. May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.</ref>
  
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*Swoyer, Alex (July 9, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/9/senate-democrats-hold-blue-slips-delay-judicial-no/ Senate Democrats hold blue slips, delay Trump’s federal judicial nominees]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
 
*Swoyer, Alex (July 9, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/9/senate-democrats-hold-blue-slips-delay-judicial-no/ Senate Democrats hold blue slips, delay Trump’s federal judicial nominees]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
 
*Kirby, Brendan (March 5, 2018). [https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/dems-delay-trump-judicial-nominees-running-out-clock/ Dems Delay Trump’s Judicial Nominees by Running Out the Clock]. ''LifeZette''. Retrieved March 10, 2018.</ref> and even red-state Democrats voted against them.<ref>Klukowski, Ken (August 21, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/21/most-red-state-senate-democrats-voting-against-trump-judges/ Most Red-State Senate Democrats Voting Against Trump Judges]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 21, 2018.</ref> The [[establishment]] GOP also blocked President Trump's conservative agenda.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Kirby, Brendan (March 5, 2018). [https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/dems-delay-trump-judicial-nominees-running-out-clock/ Dems Delay Trump’s Judicial Nominees by Running Out the Clock]. ''LifeZette''. Retrieved March 10, 2018.</ref> and even red-state Democrats voted against them.<ref>Klukowski, Ken (August 21, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/21/most-red-state-senate-democrats-voting-against-trump-judges/ Most Red-State Senate Democrats Voting Against Trump Judges]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 21, 2018.</ref> The [[establishment]] GOP also blocked President Trump's conservative agenda.<ref>Multiple references:
*Starr, Penny (November 9, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/09/gop-continues-to-block-president-trumps-agenda-one-year-after-election/ GOP Continues to Block President Trump’s Agenda One Year After Election]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
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*Starr, Penny (November 9, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/09/gop-continues-to-block-president-trumps-agenda-one-year-after-election/ GOP Continues to Block President Trump’s Agenda One Year After Election]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
 
*Williams, Joe (December 19, 2017). [https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/republican-senate-starting-block-trump-nominees Republican Senate Starting to Block Trump Nominees]. ''Roll Call''. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
 
*Williams, Joe (December 19, 2017). [https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/republican-senate-starting-block-trump-nominees Republican Senate Starting to Block Trump Nominees]. ''Roll Call''. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
 
*Adragna, Anthony (February 8, 2018). [https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/08/republicans-trump-nominees-397714 GOP friendly fire imperils Trump nominees]. ''Politico''. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
 
*Adragna, Anthony (February 8, 2018). [https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/08/republicans-trump-nominees-397714 GOP friendly fire imperils Trump nominees]. ''Politico''. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
 
*Wallner, James (March 26, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/republicans-are-making-it-harder-to-confirm-trumps-nominees Republicans are making it harder to confirm Trump's nominees]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved March 26, 2018.</ref>
 
*Wallner, James (March 26, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/republicans-are-making-it-harder-to-confirm-trumps-nominees Republicans are making it harder to confirm Trump's nominees]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved March 26, 2018.</ref>
  
By the [[first 100 days]] of his presidency, congressional Democrats had already (unsuccessfully) filibustered Trump's supreme court nomination, instituted one of the longest and most extreme delays in cabinet confirmations in U.S. history, and initiated an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and [[Russia]].<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (April 27, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/27/democrats-mark-100-days-of-resistance/ Democrats seeking revenge prepare to mark 100 days of ‘resistance’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> According to Pew Research Center in July 2018, Facebook rants by Democrats expressing opposition, such as to Trump, increased by 450% after the 2016 election.<ref>Bedard, Paul (July 18, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/facebook-attacks-on-trump-by-democrats-up-450 Facebook attacks on Trump by Democrats up 450%]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 18, 2018.</ref><ref>[http://www.people-press.org/2018/07/18/taking-sides-on-facebook-how-congressional-outreach-changed-under-president-trump/ Taking Sides on Facebook: How Congressional Outreach Changed Under President Trump]. ''Pew Research Center''. July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.</ref>
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By the [[first 100 days]] of his presidency, congressional Democrats had already (unsuccessfully) filibustered Trump's supreme court nomination, instituted one of the longest and most extreme delays in cabinet confirmations in U.S. history, and initiated an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and [[Russia]].<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (April 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/27/democrats-mark-100-days-of-resistance/ Democrats seeking revenge prepare to mark 100 days of ‘resistance’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> According to Pew Research Center in July 2018, Facebook rants by Democrats expressing opposition, such as to Trump, increased by 450% after the 2016 election.<ref>Bedard, Paul (July 18, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/facebook-attacks-on-trump-by-democrats-up-450 Facebook attacks on Trump by Democrats up 450%]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 18, 2018.</ref><ref>[http://www.people-press.org/2018/07/18/taking-sides-on-facebook-how-congressional-outreach-changed-under-president-trump/ Taking Sides on Facebook: How Congressional Outreach Changed Under President Trump]. ''Pew Research Center''. July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.</ref>
  
 
===From the media===
 
===From the media===
 
{{See also|Mainstream media and Donald Trump}}
 
{{See also|Mainstream media and Donald Trump}}
As in the 2016 presidential election, the [[mainstream media]] strongly opposed Trump and wrote him off as a failure early in his presidency, despite his numerous accomplishments by that time.<ref>Kurtz, Howard (April 3, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/03/media-score-triple-bogey-presidency-but-trump-is-just-getting-started.html Media score a triple-bogey presidency, but Trump is just getting started]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved April 3, 2017.</ref><ref name="89%negative"/> They consistently misrepresented him and his accomplishments,<ref>Miller, S.A. (April 30, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/30/president-trump-criticizes-dishonest-press-in-100t/ President Trump criticizes ‘dishonest’ press in 100th-day interview]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> and they frequently attacked the president and his supporters.<ref>Multiple references:
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As in the 2016 presidential election, the [[mainstream media]] strongly opposed Trump and wrote him off as a failure early in his presidency, despite his numerous accomplishments by that time.<ref>Kurtz, Howard (April 3, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/03/media-score-triple-bogey-presidency-but-trump-is-just-getting-started.html Media score a triple-bogey presidency, but Trump is just getting started]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved April 3, 2017.</ref><ref name="89%negative"/> They consistently misrepresented him and his accomplishments,<ref>Miller, S.A. (April 30, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/30/president-trump-criticizes-dishonest-press-in-100t/ President Trump criticizes ‘dishonest’ press in 100th-day interview]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> and they frequently attacked the president and his supporters.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Gainor, Dan (August 5, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/08/05/dan-gainor-insults-never-stop-anti-trump-media-just-can-t-help-themselves.html Dan Gainor: The insults, they never stop! Anti-Trump media just can’t help themselves]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
 
*Gainor, Dan (August 5, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/08/05/dan-gainor-insults-never-stop-anti-trump-media-just-can-t-help-themselves.html Dan Gainor: The insults, they never stop! Anti-Trump media just can’t help themselves]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
 
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (August 5, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29693-acosta-media-push-trump-derangement-syndrome Acosta, Media Push Trump Derangement Syndrome]. ''The New American''. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
 
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (August 5, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29693-acosta-media-push-trump-derangement-syndrome Acosta, Media Push Trump Derangement Syndrome]. ''The New American''. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
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*Nolte, John (August 6, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/06/nolte-heres-proof-the-establishment-media-encourage-violence-against-trump-supporters/ Nolte: Here’s Proof the Establishment Media Encourage Violence Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
 
*Nolte, John (August 6, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/06/nolte-heres-proof-the-establishment-media-encourage-violence-against-trump-supporters/ Nolte: Here’s Proof the Establishment Media Encourage Violence Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
 
*Nolte, John (September 12, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/09/12/violence-against-right-escalates-as-media-amp-up-hate-rhetoric-against-trump/ Violence Against Right Escalates as Media Amp up Hate-Rhetoric Against Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 12, 2018.</ref> As evidence of this intense MSM opposition, a study published close to the 100th-day mark of Trump's presidency found that 89% of media coverage regarding Trump was negative.<ref name="89%negative">Multiple references:
 
*Nolte, John (September 12, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/09/12/violence-against-right-escalates-as-media-amp-up-hate-rhetoric-against-trump/ Violence Against Right Escalates as Media Amp up Hate-Rhetoric Against Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 12, 2018.</ref> As evidence of this intense MSM opposition, a study published close to the 100th-day mark of Trump's presidency found that 89% of media coverage regarding Trump was negative.<ref name="89%negative">Multiple references:
* Harper, Jennifer (April 19, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/19/donald-trump-media-coverage-is-89-percent-negative/ As first 100 days in office approaches, media coverage of Trump is 89% negative: Study]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
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* Harper, Jennifer (April 19, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/19/donald-trump-media-coverage-is-89-percent-negative/ As first 100 days in office approaches, media coverage of Trump is 89% negative: Study]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
* Noyes, Rich; Ciandella, Mike (April 19, 2017). [http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2017/04/18/honeymoon-hell-liberal-media-vs-president-trump Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump]. ''NewsBusters -- Media Research Center''. Retrieved April 21, 2017.</ref> A similar study conducted by the [[Harvard University|Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy]] released in May 2017 found that 80% of the mainstream media coverage over Trump (including outlets such as [[Fox News Channel]] and ''[[The Wall Street Journal]]'') was negative.<ref>Multiple references:
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* Noyes, Rich; Ciandella, Mike (April 19, 2017). [https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2017/04/18/honeymoon-hell-liberal-media-vs-president-trump Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump]. ''NewsBusters -- Media Research Center''. Retrieved April 21, 2017.</ref> A similar study conducted by the [[Harvard University|Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy]] released in May 2017 found that 80% of the mainstream media coverage over Trump (including outlets such as [[Fox News Channel]] and ''[[The Wall Street Journal]]'') was negative.<ref>Multiple references:
*Richardson, Valerie (May 19, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/19/study-trump-press-coverage-new-standard-negativity/ Harvard agrees: Trump press coverage sets ‘new standard for negativity’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
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*Richardson, Valerie (May 19, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/19/study-trump-press-coverage-new-standard-negativity/ Harvard agrees: Trump press coverage sets ‘new standard for negativity’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
*Shaw, Adam (May 19, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/05/19/study-93-percent-cnn-nbcs-trump-coverage-negative/ Study: Media Coverage of Trump’s First 100 Days Set ‘New Standard For Negativity’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 19, 2017.</ref> According to the Pew Research Center, in October 2017, the media was three times more negative and eight times less positive toward Trump than it was to Obama, and the media was also significantly more biased against Trump compared to presidents Clinton and Bush II.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Shaw, Adam (May 19, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/05/19/study-93-percent-cnn-nbcs-trump-coverage-negative/ Study: Media Coverage of Trump’s First 100 Days Set ‘New Standard For Negativity’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 19, 2017.</ref> According to the Pew Research Center, in October 2017, the media was three times more negative and eight times less positive toward Trump than it was to Obama, and the media was also significantly more biased against Trump compared to presidents Clinton and Bush II.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Mitchell, Amy; Gottfried, Jeffrey; Stocking, Galen; Matsa, Katerina Eva; Grieco, Elizabeth (October 2, 2017). [http://www.journalism.org/2017/10/02/a-comparison-to-early-coverage-of-past-administrations/ 3. A comparison to early coverage of past administrations]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
 
*Mitchell, Amy; Gottfried, Jeffrey; Stocking, Galen; Matsa, Katerina Eva; Grieco, Elizabeth (October 2, 2017). [http://www.journalism.org/2017/10/02/a-comparison-to-early-coverage-of-past-administrations/ 3. A comparison to early coverage of past administrations]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
 
*Bedard, Paul (December 27, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-trump-media-three-times-more-negative-than-for-obama-just-5-percent-positive/article/2644448 Pew: Trump media three times more negative than for Obama, just 5 percent positive]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
 
*Bedard, Paul (December 27, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-trump-media-three-times-more-negative-than-for-obama-just-5-percent-positive/article/2644448 Pew: Trump media three times more negative than for Obama, just 5 percent positive]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
*Moran, Sean (December 28, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/28/2017-data-media-three-times-negative-towards-trump-obama/ 2017 Data: Media over Three Times More Negative Towards Trump Than Obama]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 28, 2017.</ref> The [[Media Research Center]] found that 90% of coverage on President Trump on the evening news of ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2017 was negative and biased against him.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Moran, Sean (December 28, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/28/2017-data-media-three-times-negative-towards-trump-obama/ 2017 Data: Media over Three Times More Negative Towards Trump Than Obama]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 28, 2017.</ref> The [[Media Research Center]] found that 90% of coverage on President Trump on the evening news of ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2017 was negative and biased against him.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Bannister, Craig (January 16, 2018). [https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/study-90-networks-trump-coverage-negative-2017 Study: 90% of Network Coverage of President Trump Negative in 2017]. ''CNS News''. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
 
*Bannister, Craig (January 16, 2018). [https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/study-90-networks-trump-coverage-negative-2017 Study: 90% of Network Coverage of President Trump Negative in 2017]. ''CNS News''. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
 
*Blackhurst, Kathryn (January 16, 2018). [https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/tv-news-spent-2017-aiming-incessantly-hostile-coverage-at-trump-study-shows/ TV News Spent 2017 Aiming ‘Incessantly Hostile’ Coverage at Trump, Study Shows]. ''LifeZette''. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
 
*Blackhurst, Kathryn (January 16, 2018). [https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/tv-news-spent-2017-aiming-incessantly-hostile-coverage-at-trump-study-shows/ TV News Spent 2017 Aiming ‘Incessantly Hostile’ Coverage at Trump, Study Shows]. ''LifeZette''. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
*Harper, Jennifer (January 16, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/inside-the-beltway-hostile-media-a-year-of-attacki/ Hostile media: A year of attacking Trump, coverage still 90% negative]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved January 16, 2018.</ref> Additionally, Trump was on track to become the most mocked president on late-night comedy TV in at least 25 years.<ref>[http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/05/04/study-trump-track-mocked-president-late-night-25-years/ Study: Trump On Track to Be Most Mocked President on Late-Night TV in 25 Years]. ''Breitbart News''. May 4, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> In July 2018, Jamelle Bouie, Slate's chief political correspondent, wrote that "for the better part of two years now, reporters have been trying to find the issue or offense that could fracture Donald Trump’s base of support."<ref>Caplan, Joshua (July 19, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/19/slates-jamelle-bouie-reporters-on-mission-to-fracture-donald-trumps-base/ Slate’s Jamelle Bouie: Reporters on Mission to ‘Fracture Donald Trump’s Base’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 21, 2018.</ref>
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*Harper, Jennifer (January 16, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/inside-the-beltway-hostile-media-a-year-of-attacki/ Hostile media: A year of attacking Trump, coverage still 90% negative]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved January 16, 2018.</ref> Additionally, Trump was on track to become the most mocked president on late-night comedy TV in at least 25 years.<ref>[https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/05/04/study-trump-track-mocked-president-late-night-25-years/ Study: Trump On Track to Be Most Mocked President on Late-Night TV in 25 Years]. ''Breitbart News''. May 4, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> In July 2018, Jamelle Bouie, Slate's chief political correspondent, wrote that "for the better part of two years now, reporters have been trying to find the issue or offense that could fracture Donald Trump’s base of support."<ref>Caplan, Joshua (July 19, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/19/slates-jamelle-bouie-reporters-on-mission-to-fracture-donald-trumps-base/ Slate’s Jamelle Bouie: Reporters on Mission to ‘Fracture Donald Trump’s Base’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 21, 2018.</ref>
  
The American public had the same perception of media bias against the president – a June 2017 Rasmussen poll found that 50% of Americans believed the media was biased against President Trump and that 4% believed the opposite.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (June 22, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/22/just-4-percent-of-americans-say-the-news-media-fav/ Just 4 percent of Americans say the news media favors Trump: poll]. ''The Washington Times.</ref> According to a 2017 Poynter Media Trust Survey, 44% of Americans believe the media creates "[[fake news]]" stories against Trump to make him look bad.<ref>Richardson, Bradford (December 28, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/28/fake-news-half-all-americans-believe-media-make-an/ ‘Fake News’: Half of all Americans believe the media make up anti-Trump stories]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 29, 2017.</ref> According to a Pew Research Center poll released in January 2018, the U.S. mainstream media was perceived by Americans as significantly more biased against President Trump than the media in other countries is against their own leaders.<ref>Multiple references:
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The American public had the same perception of media bias against the president – a June 2017 Rasmussen poll found that 50% of Americans believed the media was biased against President Trump and that 4% believed the opposite.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (June 22, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/22/just-4-percent-of-americans-say-the-news-media-fav/ Just 4 percent of Americans say the news media favors Trump: poll]. ''The Washington Times.</ref> According to a 2017 Poynter Media Trust Survey, 44% of Americans believe the media creates "[[fake news]]" stories against Trump to make him look bad.<ref>Richardson, Bradford (December 28, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/28/fake-news-half-all-americans-believe-media-make-an/ ‘Fake News’: Half of all Americans believe the media make up anti-Trump stories]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 29, 2017.</ref> According to a Pew Research Center poll released in January 2018, the U.S. mainstream media was perceived by Americans as significantly more biased against President Trump than the media in other countries is against their own leaders.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Mitchell, Amy; Simmons, Katie; Matsa, Katerina Eva; Silver, Laura (January 11, 2018). [http://www.pewglobal.org/2018/01/11/publics-globally-want-unbiased-news-coverage-but-are-divided-on-whether-their-news-media-deliver/ Publics Globally Want Unbiased News Coverage, but Are Divided on Whether Their News Media Deliver]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
 
*Mitchell, Amy; Simmons, Katie; Matsa, Katerina Eva; Silver, Laura (January 11, 2018). [http://www.pewglobal.org/2018/01/11/publics-globally-want-unbiased-news-coverage-but-are-divided-on-whether-their-news-media-deliver/ Publics Globally Want Unbiased News Coverage, but Are Divided on Whether Their News Media Deliver]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
 
*Bedard, Paul (January 11, 2018). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-us-media-bias-ranks-worst-in-the-world/article/2645644 Pew: US media bias ranks worst in the world]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved January 11, 2018.</ref> Even former president [[Jimmy Carter]], a liberal Democrat, stated that the media was more biased against Trump than any other president he knew about.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Bedard, Paul (January 11, 2018). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-us-media-bias-ranks-worst-in-the-world/article/2645644 Pew: US media bias ranks worst in the world]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved January 11, 2018.</ref> Even former president [[Jimmy Carter]], a liberal Democrat, stated that the media was more biased against Trump than any other president he knew about.<ref>Multiple references:
*Rodriguez, Katherine (October 22, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/10/22/jimmy-carter-media-harder-trump-presidents/ Jimmy Carter: ‘Media Have Been Harder on Trump’ More than Other Presidents]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
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*Rodriguez, Katherine (October 22, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/10/22/jimmy-carter-media-harder-trump-presidents/ Jimmy Carter: ‘Media Have Been Harder on Trump’ More than Other Presidents]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
 
*[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/22/jimmy-carter-media-tougher-on-trump-than-any-other-president-in-memory.html Jimmy Carter: Media tougher on Trump than any other president in memory]. ''Fox News''. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.</ref>
 
*[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/22/jimmy-carter-media-tougher-on-trump-than-any-other-president-in-memory.html Jimmy Carter: Media tougher on Trump than any other president in memory]. ''Fox News''. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.</ref>
  
 
The mainstream media promoted [[fake news]] against President Trump,<ref>Multiple references:
 
The mainstream media promoted [[fake news]] against President Trump,<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Heinlein, Peter (May 30, 2017). [https://www.voanews.com/a/donald-trump-frustrated-fake-news-overlooks-accomplishments/3878266.html Trump Frustrated by 'Fake News' That Overlooks His Accomplishments]. ''Voice of America''. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
 
*Heinlein, Peter (May 30, 2017). [https://www.voanews.com/a/donald-trump-frustrated-fake-news-overlooks-accomplishments/3878266.html Trump Frustrated by 'Fake News' That Overlooks His Accomplishments]. ''Voice of America''. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
*Persons, Sally (June 27, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/27/donald-trump-slams-media-after-cnn-retraction/ Trump slams media after CNN retraction]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> with notable examples including an unverified dossier by [[BuzzFeed]],<ref>Multiple references:
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*Persons, Sally (June 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/27/donald-trump-slams-media-after-cnn-retraction/ Trump slams media after CNN retraction]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> with notable examples including an unverified dossier by [[BuzzFeed]],<ref>Multiple references:
*Scarborough, Rowan (April 25, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/25/christopher-steele-admits-dossier-charge-unverifie/ Ex-spy admits anti-Trump dossier unverified, blames Buzzfeed for publishing]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
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*Scarborough, Rowan (April 25, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/25/christopher-steele-admits-dossier-charge-unverifie/ Ex-spy admits anti-Trump dossier unverified, blames Buzzfeed for publishing]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
 
*Henderson, Barney; Lawler, David; Burke, Louise (January 12, 2017). [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/11/donald-trump-kremlin-blast-fabricated-report-russian-ties-asfbi/ Donald Trump attacks alleged Russian dossier as 'fake news' and slams Buzzfeed and CNN at press conference]. ''The Telegraph''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
 
*Henderson, Barney; Lawler, David; Burke, Louise (January 12, 2017). [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/11/donald-trump-kremlin-blast-fabricated-report-russian-ties-asfbi/ Donald Trump attacks alleged Russian dossier as 'fake news' and slams Buzzfeed and CNN at press conference]. ''The Telegraph''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
*[http://www.breitbart.com/news/media-firestorm-over-trump-russia-dossier/ Media firestorm over Trump-Russia dossier]. ''Breitbart News''. January 11, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
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*[https://www.breitbart.com/news/media-firestorm-over-trump-russia-dossier/ Media firestorm over Trump-Russia dossier]. ''Breitbart News''. January 11, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
*Boyle, Matthew (January 24, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/24/ex-buzzfeed-reporter-buzzfeed-cnn-fake-news-reports-trump-russia-not-made-decision-run/ Exclusive — Ex-BuzzFeed Reporter on BuzzFeed, CNN Fake News Dossier on Trump, Russia: ‘I Would Not Have Made That Decision to Run That’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> two stories by the ''The New York Times''<ref>Scarborough, Rowan (June 8, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/8/james-comey-debunks-new-york-times-story-fueled-un/ James Comey debunks New York Times story that fueled unproven Trump-Russia collusion]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 9, 2017.</ref> and CNN,<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (June 7, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/07/james-comey-testimony-proves-trump-right-cnn-wrong/ James Comey Testimony Proves Trump Right, CNN Wrong]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 9, 2017.</ref> respectively, debunked by former FBI Director [[James Comey]], and an eventually-retracted [[CNN]] article that attacked Trump and his allies over a Russia fund<ref>Multiple references:
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*Boyle, Matthew (January 24, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/24/ex-buzzfeed-reporter-buzzfeed-cnn-fake-news-reports-trump-russia-not-made-decision-run/ Exclusive — Ex-BuzzFeed Reporter on BuzzFeed, CNN Fake News Dossier on Trump, Russia: ‘I Would Not Have Made That Decision to Run That’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> two stories by the ''The New York Times''<ref>Scarborough, Rowan (June 8, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/8/james-comey-debunks-new-york-times-story-fueled-un/ James Comey debunks New York Times story that fueled unproven Trump-Russia collusion]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 9, 2017.</ref> and CNN,<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (June 7, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/07/james-comey-testimony-proves-trump-right-cnn-wrong/ James Comey Testimony Proves Trump Right, CNN Wrong]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 9, 2017.</ref> respectively, debunked by former FBI Director [[James Comey]], and an eventually-retracted [[CNN]] article that attacked Trump and his allies over a Russia fund<ref>Multiple references:
*Boyle, Matthew (June 23, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/23/very-fake-news-after-breitbart-investigation-cnn-retracts-conspiracy-theory-hit-piece-attacking-trump-associates-over-russian-fund/ Very Fake News: After Breitbart Investigation, CNN Retracts Conspiracy Theory Hit Piece Attacking Trump, Associates Over Russian Fund]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
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*Boyle, Matthew (June 23, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/23/very-fake-news-after-breitbart-investigation-cnn-retracts-conspiracy-theory-hit-piece-attacking-trump-associates-over-russian-fund/ Very Fake News: After Breitbart Investigation, CNN Retracts Conspiracy Theory Hit Piece Attacking Trump, Associates Over Russian Fund]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
*Boyle, Matthew (June 24, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/24/cnn-under-fire-very-fake-news-network-hit-from-all-sides-as-breitbart-investigation-forces-rare-retraction/ CNN Under Fire: ‘Very Fake News’ Network Hit from All Sides as Breitbart Investigation Forces Rare Retraction]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
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*Boyle, Matthew (June 24, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/24/cnn-under-fire-very-fake-news-network-hit-from-all-sides-as-breitbart-investigation-forces-rare-retraction/ CNN Under Fire: ‘Very Fake News’ Network Hit from All Sides as Breitbart Investigation Forces Rare Retraction]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
*Spiering, Charlie (June 27, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/27/fake-news-donald-trump-questions-cnns-phony-stories/ ‘FAKE NEWS!’ — Donald Trump Challenges CNN for ‘Phony Stories’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> that was motivated by ratings<ref>Richardson, Valerie (June 27, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/27/donald-trump-charges-fake-news-after-cnn-producer-/ Trump charges ‘fake news’ after CNN producer admits ‘bulls–’ Russia story is about ‘ratings’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> and caused three CNN employees to resign.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Spiering, Charlie (June 27, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/27/fake-news-donald-trump-questions-cnns-phony-stories/ ‘FAKE NEWS!’ — Donald Trump Challenges CNN for ‘Phony Stories’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> that was motivated by ratings<ref>Richardson, Valerie (June 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/27/donald-trump-charges-fake-news-after-cnn-producer-/ Trump charges ‘fake news’ after CNN producer admits ‘bulls–’ Russia story is about ‘ratings’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> and caused three CNN employees to resign.<ref>Multiple references:
*Boyle, Matthew (June 26, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/26/three-employees-resign-from-cnn-amid-very-fake-news-scandal/ Three Employees Resign from CNN Amid Very Fake News Scandal]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
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*Boyle, Matthew (June 26, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/26/three-employees-resign-from-cnn-amid-very-fake-news-scandal/ Three Employees Resign from CNN Amid Very Fake News Scandal]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
 
*Adams, Becket (June 26, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/three-cnn-staffers-quit-over-retracted-story/article/2627155 Three CNN staffers quit over retracted story]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> President Trump and his policies caused the health of many members of the mainstream media to decline.<ref>Scarry, Eddie (September 22, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/media-on-the-brink-of-a-nervous-breakdown/article/2635193 The media are on the brink of a nervous breakdown]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved September 22, 2017.</ref> The media tried to attribute some of Trump's achievements, such as the growing economy, to Obama.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Adams, Becket (June 26, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/three-cnn-staffers-quit-over-retracted-story/article/2627155 Three CNN staffers quit over retracted story]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> President Trump and his policies caused the health of many members of the mainstream media to decline.<ref>Scarry, Eddie (September 22, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/media-on-the-brink-of-a-nervous-breakdown/article/2635193 The media are on the brink of a nervous breakdown]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved September 22, 2017.</ref> The media tried to attribute some of Trump's achievements, such as the growing economy, to Obama.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*[https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/economic-boom-trump-obama-policies/ Economic Boom: Media Rewrite History To Credit Obama Instead Of Trump]. ''Investor's Business Daily''. August 10, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
 
*[https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/economic-boom-trump-obama-policies/ Economic Boom: Media Rewrite History To Credit Obama Instead Of Trump]. ''Investor's Business Daily''. August 10, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
 
*Harper, Jennifer (August 14, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/14/mainstream-media-tries-to-rewrite-history-to-credi/ Mainstream media tries to 'rewrite history' to credit Obama for Trump accomplishments]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 27, 2018.</ref>
 
*Harper, Jennifer (August 14, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/14/mainstream-media-tries-to-rewrite-history-to-credi/ Mainstream media tries to 'rewrite history' to credit Obama for Trump accomplishments]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 27, 2018.</ref>
  
In May and June 2018, the mainstream media exhibited blatant and even embarrassing bias against the Trump Administration when covering a certain illegal immigration-related incident,<ref>Nolte, John (June 25, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/06/25/nolte-border-separation-hoax-delivers-disastrous-week-for-establishment-media/ Nolte: Border Hysteria Delivers Disastrous Week for Establishment Media]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 25, 2018.</ref> and it fabricated a non-existent "border crisis" in order to hurt President Trump and promote left-wing values.<ref>Nolte, John (June 23, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/06/23/six-reasons-establishment-media-fabricated-border-crisis/ Nolte: Six Reasons Establishment Media Fabricated a ‘Border Crisis’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 23, 2018.</ref><ref>Wegmann, Philip (June 22, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/those-heart-rending-stories-at-the-border-keep-falling-apart Those heart-rending stories at the border keep falling apart]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 22, 2018.</ref> Although the media pressured President Trump to end the policy of separating illegal alien parents from their children (which had been occurring since before 2001<ref>Binder, John (June 21, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/21/court-records-feds-have-separated-illegal-alien-families-since-before-2001/ Court Records: Feds Have Separated Illegal Alien Families Since Before 2001]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.</ref>), when Trump actually did this, they sided with Democrats and left-wing activists by going further and explicitly demanding [[open borders]] policies.<ref>Multiple references:
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In May and June 2018, the mainstream media exhibited blatant and even embarrassing bias against the Trump Administration when covering a certain illegal immigration-related incident,<ref>Nolte, John (June 25, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/06/25/nolte-border-separation-hoax-delivers-disastrous-week-for-establishment-media/ Nolte: Border Hysteria Delivers Disastrous Week for Establishment Media]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 25, 2018.</ref> and it fabricated a non-existent "border crisis" in order to hurt President Trump and promote left-wing values.<ref>Nolte, John (June 23, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/06/23/six-reasons-establishment-media-fabricated-border-crisis/ Nolte: Six Reasons Establishment Media Fabricated a ‘Border Crisis’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 23, 2018.</ref><ref>Wegmann, Philip (June 22, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/those-heart-rending-stories-at-the-border-keep-falling-apart Those heart-rending stories at the border keep falling apart]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 22, 2018.</ref> Although the media pressured President Trump to end the policy of separating illegal alien parents from their children (which had been occurring since before 2001<ref>Binder, John (June 21, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/21/court-records-feds-have-separated-illegal-alien-families-since-before-2001/ Court Records: Feds Have Separated Illegal Alien Families Since Before 2001]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.</ref>), when Trump actually did this, they sided with Democrats and left-wing activists by going further and explicitly demanding [[open borders]] policies.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Shaw, Adam (June 21, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/21/trump-immigration-order-met-with-shrugs-and-new-demands-from-dems-this-isnt-over.html Trump immigration order met with shrugs and new demands from Dems: 'This isn't over']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
 
*Shaw, Adam (June 21, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/21/trump-immigration-order-met-with-shrugs-and-new-demands-from-dems-this-isnt-over.html Trump immigration order met with shrugs and new demands from Dems: 'This isn't over']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
 
*Flood, Brian (June 21, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/06/21/anti-trump-media-moves-goal-posts-after-executive-order-in-shameful-display-bias.html Anti-Trump media moves goal posts after executive order in 'shameful' display of bias]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
 
*Flood, Brian (June 21, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/06/21/anti-trump-media-moves-goal-posts-after-executive-order-in-shameful-display-bias.html Anti-Trump media moves goal posts after executive order in 'shameful' display of bias]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
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===From others===
 
===From others===
In the 2018 Presidents and Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, 170 "experts" at presidential politics rated President Trump as the worst president in American history, ranking him even lower than presidents such as [[James Buchanan]].<ref name="TrumpLastSpot">Savransky, Rebecca (February 19, 2018). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/374536-trump-takes-last-spot-in-presidential-rankings-survey-on-overall Trump takes last spot in experts' presidential rankings survey]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved February 19, 2018.</ref><ref>Pandey, Erica (February 19, 2018). [https://www.axios.com/experts-rank-trump-as-worst-president-obama-as-8th-best-1519065065-dd7781fd-2070-484a-9553-f9cc676635e6.html Experts rank Trump as worst president, Obama 8th best]. ''Axios''. Retrieved February 19, 2018.</ref> By contrast, these "experts" rated Obama the eighth best president and second most worthy to be the next president on Mount Rushmore after FDR.<ref name="TrumpLastSpot"/> According to a 2018 survey, 88% of Harvard professors thought [[Donald Trump]] did a "very poor" job as President while only 3% thought he was going a "good" or "okay" job.<ref>Williams, Thomas D. (May 3, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/03/eighty-eight-percent-harvard-faculty-trump-poor-job-president/ Eighty-Eight Percent of Harvard Faculty Say Trump Has Done a ‘Very Poor’ Job as President]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 3, 2018.</ref>
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In the 2018 Presidents and Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, 170 "experts" at presidential politics rated President Trump as the worst president in American history, ranking him even lower than presidents such as [[James Buchanan]].<ref name="TrumpLastSpot">Savransky, Rebecca (February 19, 2018). [https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/374536-trump-takes-last-spot-in-presidential-rankings-survey-on-overall Trump takes last spot in experts' presidential rankings survey]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved February 19, 2018.</ref><ref>Pandey, Erica (February 19, 2018). [https://www.axios.com/experts-rank-trump-as-worst-president-obama-as-8th-best-1519065065-dd7781fd-2070-484a-9553-f9cc676635e6.html Experts rank Trump as worst president, Obama 8th best]. ''Axios''. Retrieved February 19, 2018.</ref> By contrast, these "experts" rated Obama the eighth best president and second most worthy to be the next president on Mount Rushmore after FDR.<ref name="TrumpLastSpot"/> According to a 2018 survey, 88% of Harvard professors thought [[Donald Trump]] did a "very poor" job as President while only 3% thought he was going a "good" or "okay" job.<ref>Williams, Thomas D. (May 3, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/03/eighty-eight-percent-harvard-faculty-trump-poor-job-president/ Eighty-Eight Percent of Harvard Faculty Say Trump Has Done a ‘Very Poor’ Job as President]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 3, 2018.</ref>
  
Liberals and [[establishment]] Republicans have compared President Trump's policies, such as those on illegal migration, to policies pursued by the Nazis or the Japanese internment camps during World War II.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (June 18, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/18/former-bush-obama-officials-insult-jews-by-invoking-holocaust-to-criticize-border-enforcement/ Pollak: Trump-Hating Beltway Pundits Insult Jews by Invoking Holocaust to Criticize Border Enforcement]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2018.</ref><ref>Hudson, Jerome (June 18, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/06/18/celebs-meltdown-over-border-enforcement-nazis-fking-kidnappers-torturing-of-children/ Celebs Melt Down over Border Enforcement: ‘Nazis,’ ‘F**king Kidnappers,’ ‘Torturing of Children’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2018.</ref><ref>Nolte, John (June 18, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/18/laura-bush-compares-border-enforcement-to-japanese-american-internment-camps/ Laura Bush Compares Border Enforcement to ‘Japanese American Internment Camps’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2018.</ref>
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Liberals and [[establishment]] Republicans have compared President Trump's policies, such as those on illegal migration, to policies pursued by the Nazis or the Japanese internment camps during World War II.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (June 18, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/18/former-bush-obama-officials-insult-jews-by-invoking-holocaust-to-criticize-border-enforcement/ Pollak: Trump-Hating Beltway Pundits Insult Jews by Invoking Holocaust to Criticize Border Enforcement]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2018.</ref><ref>Hudson, Jerome (June 18, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/06/18/celebs-meltdown-over-border-enforcement-nazis-fking-kidnappers-torturing-of-children/ Celebs Melt Down over Border Enforcement: ‘Nazis,’ ‘F**king Kidnappers,’ ‘Torturing of Children’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2018.</ref><ref>Nolte, John (June 18, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/18/laura-bush-compares-border-enforcement-to-japanese-american-internment-camps/ Laura Bush Compares Border Enforcement to ‘Japanese American Internment Camps’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2018.</ref>
  
 
[[Token conservative]]s have strongly opposed President Trump despite his many accomplishments in advancing conservative policies.
 
[[Token conservative]]s have strongly opposed President Trump despite his many accomplishments in advancing conservative policies.
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===Setbacks for the Left===
 
===Setbacks for the Left===
 
{{See also|Donald Trump achievements}}
 
{{See also|Donald Trump achievements}}
According to a poll taken around the 100th day of Trump's presidency, only 11% of Democrats believed that their party's opposition to Trump had yielded successful results for them.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (April 30, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/30/inside-the-beltway-democrats-question-opposition/ Inside the Beltway: Only 11% of Democratic voters say opposition to White House is a success]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> A July 2017 poll found that 52% of Americans thought the Democrats only stood against Trump, rather than something more, with 37% thinking the latter.<ref>Kew, Ben (July 17, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/17/poll-over-half-americans-think-democratic-party-stands-for-nothing-but-opposing-trump/ Poll: Over Half Americans Think Democratic Party Stands for Nothing but Opposing Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 18, 2017.</ref> The Democrats' poor performance in the special congressional elections held in the first half of 2017 illustrated their weakness and unsuccess in challenging President Trump.<ref name="DemocratLoss">
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According to a poll taken around the 100th day of Trump's presidency, only 11% of Democrats believed that their party's opposition to Trump had yielded successful results for them.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (April 30, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/30/inside-the-beltway-democrats-question-opposition/ Inside the Beltway: Only 11% of Democratic voters say opposition to White House is a success]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> A July 2017 poll found that 52% of Americans thought the Democrats only stood against Trump, rather than something more, with 37% thinking the latter.<ref>Kew, Ben (July 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/17/poll-over-half-americans-think-democratic-party-stands-for-nothing-but-opposing-trump/ Poll: Over Half Americans Think Democratic Party Stands for Nothing but Opposing Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 18, 2017.</ref> The Democrats' poor performance in the special congressional elections held in the first half of 2017 illustrated their weakness and unsuccess in challenging President Trump.<ref name="DemocratLoss">
 
*Weber, Joseph (June 21, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/21/dems-acknowledge-anti-trump-message-falling-short-after-georgia-loss.html Dems acknowledge anti-Trump message falling short after Georgia loss]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
 
*Weber, Joseph (June 21, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/21/dems-acknowledge-anti-trump-message-falling-short-after-georgia-loss.html Dems acknowledge anti-Trump message falling short after Georgia loss]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
*McLaughlin, Seth (June 21, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/21/jon-ossoffs-defeat-puts-democrats-at-loss/ Democrats at a loss for explanation after another special-election defeat]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
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*McLaughlin, Seth (June 21, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/21/jon-ossoffs-defeat-puts-democrats-at-loss/ Democrats at a loss for explanation after another special-election defeat]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
*Lillis, Mike (June 21, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/338891-dems-point-fingers-after-crushing-loss Dems point fingers after crushing loss]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.</ref>
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*Lillis, Mike (June 21, 2017). [https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/338891-dems-point-fingers-after-crushing-loss Dems point fingers after crushing loss]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.</ref>
  
President Trump's supporters also continued to support him despite left-wing predictions of "buyers' remorse." A poll taken shortly before the 100th day of Trump's presidency indicated that 96% of his supporters would have voted for him again had an election been held that day.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (April 23, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/04/23/poll-trump-supporters-popular-vote-96/ Poll: 96% of Trump Supporters Would Vote for Him Again, Win Popular Vote]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 24, 2017.</ref> A May 2017 poll showed Trump with 98% support among Republican military veterans and 54% overall.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (May 29, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/29/98-percent-of-republican-military-veterans-approve/ 98 percent of Republican military veterans approve of Trump: Poll]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 29, 2017.</ref> Similar polls taken mainly around the same time gave the same results.<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (May 28, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/28/donald-trump-voters-show-little-regret/ Virtually no buyer’s remorse among Trump voters]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 28, 2017.</ref> Additionally, a Pew Research poll indicated that over three-fourths of "white evangelical Protestants" approved of Trump's performance.<ref>Smith, Gregory A. (April 26, 2017). [http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/26/among-white-evangelicals-regular-churchgoers-are-the-most-supportive-of-trump/ Among white evangelicals, regular churchgoers are the most supportive of Trump]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved May 13, 2017.</ref> These people, as well as members of the [[Tea Party Movement]],<ref>Leahy, Michael Patrick (May 17, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/tea-party-activists-media-attacks-on-president-trump-an-all-out-assault-on-our-republic/ Tea Party Activists: Media Attacks on President Trump ‘An All Out Assault on Our Republic’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 20, 2017.</ref> did not believe the media and left-wingers in their war against President Trump. [[Evangelical Christians]] stood with President Trump, as seen in August 2017 when nearly every evangelical advisor to the president remained in their positions after Trump made politically incorrect comments related to white supremacism, while business and arts advisors resigned over the controversy and establishment Republicans criticized him.<ref>Zoll, Rachel (August 18, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/18/trumps-evangelical-advisers-sticking-with-him-amid-fallout.html Trump's evangelical advisers sticking with him amid fallout]. ''Fox News'' (from the ''Associated Press''). Retrieved August 19, 2017.
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President Trump's supporters also continued to support him despite left-wing predictions of "buyers' remorse." A poll taken shortly before the 100th day of Trump's presidency indicated that 96% of his supporters would have voted for him again had an election been held that day.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (April 23, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/04/23/poll-trump-supporters-popular-vote-96/ Poll: 96% of Trump Supporters Would Vote for Him Again, Win Popular Vote]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 24, 2017.</ref> A May 2017 poll showed Trump with 98% support among Republican military veterans and 54% overall.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (May 29, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/29/98-percent-of-republican-military-veterans-approve/ 98 percent of Republican military veterans approve of Trump: Poll]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 29, 2017.</ref> Similar polls taken mainly around the same time gave the same results.<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (May 28, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/28/donald-trump-voters-show-little-regret/ Virtually no buyer’s remorse among Trump voters]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 28, 2017.</ref> Additionally, a Pew Research poll indicated that over three-fourths of "white evangelical Protestants" approved of Trump's performance.<ref>Smith, Gregory A. (April 26, 2017). [http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/26/among-white-evangelicals-regular-churchgoers-are-the-most-supportive-of-trump/ Among white evangelicals, regular churchgoers are the most supportive of Trump]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved May 13, 2017.</ref> These people, as well as members of the [[Tea Party Movement]],<ref>Leahy, Michael Patrick (May 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/tea-party-activists-media-attacks-on-president-trump-an-all-out-assault-on-our-republic/ Tea Party Activists: Media Attacks on President Trump ‘An All Out Assault on Our Republic’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 20, 2017.</ref> did not believe the media and left-wingers in their war against President Trump. [[Evangelical Christians]] stood with President Trump, as seen in August 2017 when nearly every evangelical advisor to the president remained in their positions after Trump made politically incorrect comments related to white supremacism, while business and arts advisors resigned over the controversy and establishment Republicans criticized him.<ref>Zoll, Rachel (August 18, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/18/trumps-evangelical-advisers-sticking-with-him-amid-fallout.html Trump's evangelical advisers sticking with him amid fallout]. ''Fox News'' (from the ''Associated Press''). Retrieved August 19, 2017.
 
At least one evangelical member resigned, but the rate of resignations was still significantly lower than on other advisory councils:
 
At least one evangelical member resigned, but the rate of resignations was still significantly lower than on other advisory councils:
*Greenwood, Max (August 18, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/347179-member-of-trumps-evangelical-advisory-board-resigns-over-conflict-in Member of Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board resigns over 'conflict in values']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
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*Greenwood, Max (August 18, 2017). [https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/347179-member-of-trumps-evangelical-advisory-board-resigns-over-conflict-in Member of Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board resigns over 'conflict in values']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
 
See also:
 
See also:
 
*Chiacu, Doina; Lynch, Sarah N. (August 20, 2017). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-religious-idUSKCN1B00RY Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved August 20, 2017.</ref> A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll taken just before the one-year anniversary of the 2016 presidential election found that 82% of Trump's voters would vote for him again.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Chiacu, Doina; Lynch, Sarah N. (August 20, 2017). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-religious-idUSKCN1B00RY Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved August 20, 2017.</ref> A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll taken just before the one-year anniversary of the 2016 presidential election found that 82% of Trump's voters would vote for him again.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/09/no-regrets-trump-backers-say-theyd-vote-for-him-again-one-year-after-election.html No regrets: Trump backers say they'd vote for him again, one year after election]. ''Fox News''. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
 
*[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/09/no-regrets-trump-backers-say-theyd-vote-for-him-again-one-year-after-election.html No regrets: Trump backers say they'd vote for him again, one year after election]. ''Fox News''. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
*Shepard, Steven (November 9, 2017). [https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/09/trump-voters-polling-election-244644 Trump voters: We'd do it again]. ''Politico''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.</ref> By one year into his presidency, Trump's base – as well as traditional conservative blue-collar Democrats – continued to strongly support him.<ref>[http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/27/heart-trump-country-bases-faith-unshaken/ In the Heart of Trump Country, His Base’s Faith is Unshaken]. ''Breitbart News'' (from the ''Associated Press''). December 27, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017.</ref> By Trump's first year in office, his support among black people doubled despite claims of "racism" manufactured by the Left.<ref>Munro, Neil (January 14, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/14/donald-trump-support-from-blacks-spikes-amid-racism-claims/ Donald Trump’s Support Among Blacks Has Doubled Since 2016, Amid Racism Claims]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved January 15, 2018.</ref>
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*Shepard, Steven (November 9, 2017). [https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/09/trump-voters-polling-election-244644 Trump voters: We'd do it again]. ''Politico''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.</ref> By one year into his presidency, Trump's base – as well as traditional conservative blue-collar Democrats – continued to strongly support him.<ref>[https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/27/heart-trump-country-bases-faith-unshaken/ In the Heart of Trump Country, His Base’s Faith is Unshaken]. ''Breitbart News'' (from the ''Associated Press''). December 27, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017.</ref> By Trump's first year in office, his support among black people doubled despite claims of "racism" manufactured by the Left.<ref>Munro, Neil (January 14, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/14/donald-trump-support-from-blacks-spikes-amid-racism-claims/ Donald Trump’s Support Among Blacks Has Doubled Since 2016, Amid Racism Claims]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved January 15, 2018.</ref>
  
According to a Gallup poll in June 2018, President Trump was seeing record support from Republicans, despite the Never Trump movement.<ref>Nolte, John (June 26, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/26/never-trump-fail-president-enjoys-record-support-republicans/ Never Trump Fail: President Enjoys Record Support from Republicans]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 26, 2018.</ref>
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According to a Gallup poll in June 2018, President Trump was seeing record support from Republicans, despite the Never Trump movement.<ref>Nolte, John (June 26, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/26/never-trump-fail-president-enjoys-record-support-republicans/ Never Trump Fail: President Enjoys Record Support from Republicans]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 26, 2018.</ref>
  
 
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Since declaring his presidential campaign in 2015, strong opposition to Donald Trump has existed, primarily from RINOs and those on the Left.
See also: Trump Derangement Syndrome

Donald Trump has faced massive opposition from liberals and RINO Republicans alike.

Prior to the November 2016 election

Since announcing his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015, Donald Trump has faced massive opposition from liberals and RINO Republicans alike. According to one study, during the 2016 presidential election, 91% of the media coverage regarding Trump was negative and 96% of campaign contributions from the media went to his campaign opponent, leftist Democrat Hillary Clinton.[1] See also: American liberalism and 21st century political losses

When polling organizations measure public opinion of political figures, they ask questions to determine how many people have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the person. In general, politicians get elected because prospective voters' favorable ratings exceed the unfavorable ratings. A candidate's rating earns a boost from his nominating convention, and again during the transition between election day and taking office, as America tends to unite behind the winner. Every President experiences a decline in opinion polls as voters are turned off by unpopular decisions. Donald Trump is unusual because he was nationally well known before entering politics, and he has maintained a very high negative rating since his earliest opinion polls.[2] The leading explanation for how Trump became President was that the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was even more unpopular with historically high negative ratings.[3]

Opposition as President

From the federal government bureaucracy

See also: Obamagate and Russiagate timeline

Due to his promotion and support of conservative, America First[4] policies, President Trump faced large opposition from the left and the establishment,[5][6] including from within the government bureaucracy.[7] (The fact that members of the deep state have grown visibly scared of reports stating such confirms this view,[8] as well as the fact that federal government employees overwhelmingly donated to Democrats leading up to the 2018 elections just like in previous elections;[9] in May 2017, it was reported that 60% of National Security Council employees were Obama-Administration holdovers[10]). In June 2018, one socialist protestor who heckled DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for her enforcement of President Trump's tough immigration policies was revealed as a DOJ employee.[11] Even some White House officials worked against the president's agenda.[12]

Obama holdovers worked to block President Trump's agenda and continue liberal policies.[13] Numerous government officials who resigned due to President Trump's actions subtly inserted anti-Trump messages into their resignation letters.[14] The Trump Administration was the victim of numerous leaks of information, many of which threatened U.S. national security – it was reported in July 2017 that leaks occurred once a day on average,[15] and Trump faced seven times more leaks than Obama or Bush II did.[16] The Russia probe headed by Independent Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller was founded to have hired investigators extremely biased against President Trump.[17]

Left-wing federal courts also blocked many Trump Administration actions, including President Trump's executive orders regarding sanctuary cities and immigration.[18] Former U.S. presidents, such as George W. Bush and Barack Obama, even broke with tradition to criticize President Trump.[19]

From radical left-wing activists

Anti-Trump protest in February 2017 – "Not My Presidents' Day"
Anarchists protesting Trump on Inauguration Day 2017
Aftermath of anti-Trump protests in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day 2017

After his election, left-wingers labeled themselves as the "resistance" against Trump.[20] Even before being inaugurated, Democrats spoke about impeaching and removing Trump from the presidency.[21] Even some local communities passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Trump.[22] Some Democrats used profane language against Trump, such as the f-word[23] and s-word.[24] As a testament to the deep opposition and hatred towards him by the left-wing, at least 217 violent protestors were arrested in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day.[25][26] Left-wingers committed or advocated for many other acts of violence against President Trump or his supporters.[27][28][29][30][31] It was reported in early February 2017 that 12,000 tweets already had called for Trump's assassination.[32] The mainstream media helped promote such violence.[33] Many entertainers made jokes about harming President Trump.[34]

As an example of the hatred the Left had for President Trump, students at George Washington University voiced support for Trump's tax plan when told it was Bernie Sanders's plan.[35] In addition to domestic opposition, President Trump, and by extension, the United States, was strongly opposed by non-Americans compared to the Obama Administration, despite a majority of non-Americans believing Trump to be a strong leader.[36]

Democrat attorneys general were extremely active against the Trump Administration,[37] suing it nearly 50 times in 2017 alone.[38] In March 2018, Democrat Representative Tom Suozzi suggested taking up arms against President Trump.[39] By June 2018, the Left was growing increasingly violent and unhinged at the Trump Administration, as well as everything they claimed to be fighting against.[40][41] They used increasingly vulgar and crude phrases to criticize President Trump, including calling him and his supporters "Nazis."[42] In a large August 2018 counterdemonstration ostensibly opposing racism, left-wing activists instead protested against President Trump, the police, and the existence or borders.[43]

From Congress

In addition to the above, Senate Democrats unduly delayed Trump's cabinet nominees at historic and unprecedented proportions[44] – by February 8, 2017, only George Washington had fewer cabinet nominees confirmed by this length of time into his presidency.[45] Trump's last cabinet secretary was confirmed on April 27, 2017,[46] and Trump's last cabinet-level member assumed office on May 15, 2017.[47]

It was reported in July 2017 that Senate Democrats had filibustered most of Trump's nominees – every filibuster ultimately failed, but they slowed down the confirmation process.[48] The result of this was that by July 2017, the Senate had confirmed 23% of Trump's appointments compared to 69% for Obama at the same duration.[49] Even after one year in office, only 58% of President Trump's government nominees had been confirmed (compared with 69% for Obama and 76% for Bush II),[50] and Democrats had forced 47 cloture votes on Trump's nominees compared to six cloture votes for the four previous administrations combined by that point.[51] In December 2017, the U.S. Senate, in a clear break from precedent, returned about 100 of Trump's nominations – rather than choosing to continue with those nominations for the following year – while it only did the same for eight of Obama's nominees and two of Bush's after their first years in office.[52] Trump's presidency saw numerous heated confirmation battles.[53]

Democrats delayed the confirmations of President Trump's judicial nominees,[54] and even red-state Democrats voted against them.[55] The establishment GOP also blocked President Trump's conservative agenda.[56]

By the first 100 days of his presidency, congressional Democrats had already (unsuccessfully) filibustered Trump's supreme court nomination, instituted one of the longest and most extreme delays in cabinet confirmations in U.S. history, and initiated an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.[57] According to Pew Research Center in July 2018, Facebook rants by Democrats expressing opposition, such as to Trump, increased by 450% after the 2016 election.[58][59]

From the media

See also: Mainstream media and Donald Trump

As in the 2016 presidential election, the mainstream media strongly opposed Trump and wrote him off as a failure early in his presidency, despite his numerous accomplishments by that time.[60][61] They consistently misrepresented him and his accomplishments,[62] and they frequently attacked the president and his supporters.[63] The mainstream media's bias against Trump promoted hatred, bigotry, and even violence against the administration.[64] As evidence of this intense MSM opposition, a study published close to the 100th-day mark of Trump's presidency found that 89% of media coverage regarding Trump was negative.[61] A similar study conducted by the Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy released in May 2017 found that 80% of the mainstream media coverage over Trump (including outlets such as Fox News Channel and The Wall Street Journal) was negative.[65] According to the Pew Research Center, in October 2017, the media was three times more negative and eight times less positive toward Trump than it was to Obama, and the media was also significantly more biased against Trump compared to presidents Clinton and Bush II.[66] The Media Research Center found that 90% of coverage on President Trump on the evening news of ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2017 was negative and biased against him.[67] Additionally, Trump was on track to become the most mocked president on late-night comedy TV in at least 25 years.[68] In July 2018, Jamelle Bouie, Slate's chief political correspondent, wrote that "for the better part of two years now, reporters have been trying to find the issue or offense that could fracture Donald Trump’s base of support."[69]

The American public had the same perception of media bias against the president – a June 2017 Rasmussen poll found that 50% of Americans believed the media was biased against President Trump and that 4% believed the opposite.[70] According to a 2017 Poynter Media Trust Survey, 44% of Americans believe the media creates "fake news" stories against Trump to make him look bad.[71] According to a Pew Research Center poll released in January 2018, the U.S. mainstream media was perceived by Americans as significantly more biased against President Trump than the media in other countries is against their own leaders.[72] Even former president Jimmy Carter, a liberal Democrat, stated that the media was more biased against Trump than any other president he knew about.[73]

The mainstream media promoted fake news against President Trump,[74] with notable examples including an unverified dossier by BuzzFeed,[75] two stories by the The New York Times[76] and CNN,[77] respectively, debunked by former FBI Director James Comey, and an eventually-retracted CNN article that attacked Trump and his allies over a Russia fund[78] that was motivated by ratings[79] and caused three CNN employees to resign.[80] President Trump and his policies caused the health of many members of the mainstream media to decline.[81] The media tried to attribute some of Trump's achievements, such as the growing economy, to Obama.[82]

In May and June 2018, the mainstream media exhibited blatant and even embarrassing bias against the Trump Administration when covering a certain illegal immigration-related incident,[83] and it fabricated a non-existent "border crisis" in order to hurt President Trump and promote left-wing values.[84][85] Although the media pressured President Trump to end the policy of separating illegal alien parents from their children (which had been occurring since before 2001[86]), when Trump actually did this, they sided with Democrats and left-wing activists by going further and explicitly demanding open borders policies.[87]

In August 2018, over 300 mainstream media outlets colluded to run op-eds on the same day to attack President Trump for not accepting their left-wing bias against him.[88]

From others

In the 2018 Presidents and Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, 170 "experts" at presidential politics rated President Trump as the worst president in American history, ranking him even lower than presidents such as James Buchanan.[89][90] By contrast, these "experts" rated Obama the eighth best president and second most worthy to be the next president on Mount Rushmore after FDR.[89] According to a 2018 survey, 88% of Harvard professors thought Donald Trump did a "very poor" job as President while only 3% thought he was going a "good" or "okay" job.[91]

Liberals and establishment Republicans have compared President Trump's policies, such as those on illegal migration, to policies pursued by the Nazis or the Japanese internment camps during World War II.[92][93][94]

Token conservatives have strongly opposed President Trump despite his many accomplishments in advancing conservative policies.

Setbacks for the Left

See also: Donald Trump achievements

According to a poll taken around the 100th day of Trump's presidency, only 11% of Democrats believed that their party's opposition to Trump had yielded successful results for them.[95] A July 2017 poll found that 52% of Americans thought the Democrats only stood against Trump, rather than something more, with 37% thinking the latter.[96] The Democrats' poor performance in the special congressional elections held in the first half of 2017 illustrated their weakness and unsuccess in challenging President Trump.[97]

President Trump's supporters also continued to support him despite left-wing predictions of "buyers' remorse." A poll taken shortly before the 100th day of Trump's presidency indicated that 96% of his supporters would have voted for him again had an election been held that day.[98] A May 2017 poll showed Trump with 98% support among Republican military veterans and 54% overall.[99] Similar polls taken mainly around the same time gave the same results.[100] Additionally, a Pew Research poll indicated that over three-fourths of "white evangelical Protestants" approved of Trump's performance.[101] These people, as well as members of the Tea Party Movement,[102] did not believe the media and left-wingers in their war against President Trump. Evangelical Christians stood with President Trump, as seen in August 2017 when nearly every evangelical advisor to the president remained in their positions after Trump made politically incorrect comments related to white supremacism, while business and arts advisors resigned over the controversy and establishment Republicans criticized him.[103] A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll taken just before the one-year anniversary of the 2016 presidential election found that 82% of Trump's voters would vote for him again.[104] By one year into his presidency, Trump's base – as well as traditional conservative blue-collar Democrats – continued to strongly support him.[105] By Trump's first year in office, his support among black people doubled despite claims of "racism" manufactured by the Left.[106]

According to a Gallup poll in June 2018, President Trump was seeing record support from Republicans, despite the Never Trump movement.[107]

See also

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