Jon Stewart, President Trump

Have you ever wondered why President Trump keeps winning? Comedian Jon Stewart thinks he knows why. Stewart was former host of The Daily Show before his departure from the show in 2015.

Stewart said Trump wins because he uses the news media’s narcissism against them.

Trump frequently refers to news outlets such as CNN as “fake news” or the “enemy of the people,” which prompts journalists to go on the defensive and make themselves the news rather than report the news.

Trump then sits back and laughs at the hapless journalists as they fall on their swords.

“I think that journalists have taken it personally. They are personally wounded and offended by this man. He baits them, and they dive in,” Stewart told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “What he’s done well, I thought, is appeal to their own narcissism, to their own ego. They say, ‘We are noble, we are honorable, how dare you, sir!’ And they take it personally.”

Stewart said Trump changes the conversation from the issues to make it all about his fight with the news media — a fight he will win, Stewart said.

“And now, he’s changed the conversation to not that his policies are silly or not working or any of those other things,” Stewart said. “It’s all about the fight. He’s able to tune out everything else and get people just focused on the fight, and he’s going to win that fight.”

Stewart called on journalists to stop focusing on themselves and think of the communities in the U.S. that are struggling with crime.

“Think of the communities of color, think of Muslims, think of the black community. When journalists rise to this outrage of ‘How dare you say that about us,’ think of the lives that they’ve been leading under this and what they’ve been put under,” he said.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    How bout we put the blame where it should be belong, Trump!

  • Phillybruh

    I’ve been saying this for awhile, they should tune him out and report the news go and do that story on the pregnant giraffe go and do that piece you wanted to do. Just ignore him unless its really important. Its not always about you cheese….lol

  • Mielle Downey

    Trump is a child of God and no weapon form against him will prosper.

  • MsPam

    Let the church say amen!

  • MsChocolate

    Trump gets away with all he does because he has white male privilege. Nothing more nothing less.

  • MsPam

    Hun did you read the post in my Sandra Rose voice.

  • Guess Who

    WELP!!!!

  • Carrington

    REAL journalists have an obligation to inform the people that the person at the VERY top of this country is a liar and trying to create doubt amongst the people when it comes to ACCURATE reporting – and the people (with basic COMMON sense) should be behind that. Where Trump is trying to get the country is in a place where we don’t trust ANYTHING the media says so that we’ll only trust HIM. That way he can do whatever he wants, get in front of the cameras and say, “Fake news!” and the people will question the MEDIA and not him…
    And black people, particularly, have a dog in that fight. So, instead of being a stooge, we should probably be looking at the history of cult leaders and dictatorships because he’s following that pattern to a T!
    If you’ve ever wondered how there were doctors, lawyers, professors, etc in Jamestown, following Jim Jones… or how educated people were turning over their children to their “lord and savior” David Koresh… just look at the people who believe in every word Donald Trump says and wonder no more. He uses the same tactics and idiots keep falling for it. So, if you’ve ever been bewildered as to how educated folk could follow a cult leader and believe anything they say, “read some of the comments from Trump supporters and realize that some of those people who could turn over all of their assets to a fat man from Nebraska who says worship a head of lettuce are sitting in the office right next to you.”

  • Vonn

    donnie is not beating the media, he simply lies to them, and lies in them. He is beating his supporters with his narcissism…and they are soaking it up. Idiots.

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  • Phillybruh

    He’s changed the narrative from the two killings on Monday the sending of bombs and killings on Saturday back to what he wants them talking about.

  • Elevated Soul

    Here is the thing though…..Fake News has definitely replaced what I would assume use to be somewhat reliable media.Fake News have got these zombies on the left thinking they’re informed and all they get are their “opinions and political propaganda”. The tactics that Fake News use against their minions are the same tactics that the CIA and other alphabets use against the masses as well those in their custody.

    President Trump has only said something about Muslims from certain countries needing to be vetted and he’s right. Barry said the same thing about people from those countries,and Fake News stood quiet.President Trump has also said that a number of these “illegal aliens” who break their way into America are criminals on all levels and they are.

  • Mielle Downey

    get behind me satan’s angel.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Still WINNING? Where’s that wall though ? Where’s Trumpcare? Immigrants still coming in ? Only NARCISSISTIC NEWS MEDIA IS FOX NEWS! Where its ok to use the N word and wear black face.

  • Mielle Downey

    I don’t believe you I need more proof.

  • Mielle Downey

    The left is so unstable and deranged that normal people indulge them so that they can go about living their lives. As long as CNN and MNSBC continues to give them their daily dose of pain meds they will continue to act like landmines that normal people have to avoid or lie to in order to lives drama free.

  • Mielle Downey
  • Mielle Downey

    yes 100 million to Flint. The Obama admin did nothing for our black behinds how ironic. SO keep supporting the illegal invasion dummy.

  • Mielle Downey

    Trump Reinvestment
    SoftBank $50B
    Exxon $20B
    Hyundai $3.1B
    Apple $1B
    Chrysler $1B
    GM $1B
    Bayer AG $1B
    Toyota $600M
    LG $250M

  • Alextra Ballard

    There’s alot of blame to go around. ….especially for folks that didnt vote in the 2016 election…Ni look!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    His rhetoric,his anger and his lies are gettin folks kilt

  • Lady_Elle

    Well stated!

  • Sircaput

    This is so true, all they need to do is do other news and stop bringing his name up, he is loving it. The news media has become so obsessed with him.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I was gonna add my two cents but after reading your very thorough comment there is no need. This sums it up succinctly.

  • Mark mcharm

    The $100 million grant was funded by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016, or WIIN, which was signed by President Obama in December 2016:

    President Barack Obama [has] signed a bill authorizing water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California.

    Obama said the bill advances vital projects across the country to restore watersheds, improve flood control and rebuild water infrastructure — including pipes in Flint, where residents have struggled with lead-tainted water for more than two years.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $100-million grant to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to fund drinking water infrastructure upgrades in Flint, funding that had been approved by Congress and former President Barack Obama late [in 2016].

    Provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016, the funds awarded Friday, March 17, are designed to allow the city to accelerate work to replace lead service lines and make other infrastructure improvements, including upgrades to Flint’s water treatment plant.

    Crediting President Trump for this $100 million water infrastructure grant was touted as hypocritical by some critics since his 2017 blueprint budget contained several major cuts to the EPA’s funding, but the blueprint maintains that the proposed budget “provides robust funding for critical drinking and wastewater infrastructure” and that “these funding levels further the President’s ongoing commitment to infrastructure repair and replacement and would allow States, municipalities, and private entities to continue to finance high priority infrastructure investments that protect human health.”

    The EPA itself noted that President Trump’s budget blueprint would not cut the EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund:

    The WIIN funding supplements EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF), a federal-state partnership. In addition to the federal funds announced today, the State of Michigan is providing the required 20% match of $20 million. Over the years, EPA has provided more than $32.5 billion to states for infrastructure upgrades through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

  • Mark mcharm

    Those are major corporations that benefit who? Who saved the American auto idustry.? Every company you put up makes majority of the products overseas.

  • Mark mcharm

    Winning or whining?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Speaking of Trump,why does this fool has so much disdain,contempt against Immigrants? His mammy was an Immigrant,sew was his Grandparents and his wife. What’s really goingz on?

  • Mielle Downey

    Get a Job

  • Mielle Downey

    Get a Job

  • Mark mcharm

    A job? Yeah sure you have one ???.

  • Mark mcharm

    A job? Yeah sure you have one ???.

  • Elevated Soul

    They are extremely unstable and illogical.I try my best to avoid them and I do except on blogs and social media.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He’s playing to the racist/xenophobic insticts within his base. He knows that’s what gets them stirred up. And clearly we see he’s doubling down on that strategy the closer we get to the elections:
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/31/politics/donald-trump-immigration-paul-ryan-midterms/index.html

  • MsSapphire9800
  • Faithz

    Preach the truth, School them wood heads… and who keep stoking the Fires of hate, division and Racism in America. And who caused the white Nationalist to lose their rabbit minds in the streets of Charlotteville, Killing a woman. And who stoked the flames to cause a skin head, white nationalist to Kill 11 people and injure several? And who stoked the flames of hate and caused one of their Supporters to put bulls eye on Others , and send Bombs to People Daffy Duck Hates.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Look bhitch trump has done nothing for you. For you to think Obama did nothing shows your ignorant in every form of education. I would’ve been disrespectful to you if you would’ve called me a dummy ho. But continue to voice your opinion yiu house ****! at the end of the day you’re still a ****

  • Fiya

    You’re funny, Lol.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Winning at what being the worst human beign to ever infect the white house? We define winning quite differently

  • Dun Dilly

    ANY Republican President in the WH right now would have been getting kilt everyday on social media…It just so happens that TRUMP claps back so hard the media NOT used to it. DEMS/MSM been at him every day for 2 years now and it’s not working. They’re mad AF right now.

  • Elevated Soul

    These stupid Alt-Left zombies won’t believe what you post because Alt-Left media keep these fools hella stupid on the truth. One of the funniest things that I see from these dumb emotional idiots is that,”they actually believe they are intelligent because Fake news got the fools believing such madness.

  • samuel severino

    You are a clown. You ride for Obama ONLY BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK. He did nothing for Black People. In 2 years Trump has done more for Black people than Obama did in 8 years.

  • samuel severino

    Preach. They can’t even debate anymore without screaming, calling you names or flat out just blocking you.

  • samuel severino

    Same here

  • PhillyFacts

    It astounds me that blacks here in America feel an entitlement and as though we are legal, and want to lock all other illegals out. The constitution only made your ancestors legal through birth after they stole our forefathers from Africa. We were only granted citizenship to continue to serve pallid skinned folk, and to do peasant labor those currently crossing the border are willing to do. Now that were given education, and the right to vote we somehow feel superior to South Americans, not realizing that no matter how much education and money we have the devil will always look at us in the same light an inferior pack of animals. Stay woke!

  • PhillyFacts

    It astounds me that blacks here in America feel an entitlement and as though we are legal, and want to lock all other illegals out. The constitution only made your ancestors legal through birth after they stole our forefathers from Africa. We were only granted citizenship to continue to serve pallid skinned folk, and to do peasant labor those currently crossing the border are willing to do. Now that were given education, and the right to vote we somehow feel superior to South Americans, not realizing that no matter how much education and money we have the devil will always look at us in the same light an inferior pack of animals. Stay woke!

  • Mark mcharm

    Trump supporters are the biggest political jokes in history you can debunked all there bs with facts and they still wont beleive it when all this stuff is on the internet , tv and magazines.

  • freelancepimp .

    Not fan of Trump but he is winning and its clear you do define it differently. Trump first win was against the media when he WON the election after the media said he had no chance and downplayed all of the evidence. He won the issue on Russia. He won against Stormy Daniels. He’s also winning the issue on the Honduran immigrants that are simply seeking asylum.

    This is not a defense of trump but just to say the media is making a lot of noise and not having much of an impact. The biggest media gripes against Trump have all pretty much fell flat.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    You’re a fan shut up heaux

  • Jamal Warner

    How so it’s not working?

  • Jamal Warner

    Do you consider the people of South America to be non-black?

  • R Smith

    And #45 has appointed 85 judges so far and I don’t know how that’s good, especially for people of color! See the bigger picture!

  • Judge Mental Will

    commit suicide trash you’re not loved and won’t be missed

  • Karen Brady

    lolll

  • Dun Dilly

    His approval rate today is at 50% and it’s ticking up amongst Black folks too…hence “it’s not working”

  • Faithz

    Yes indeed ?

  • Faithz

    Such a great Read, Thanks for that?

  • Rhondalousey

    Yes the he is a joke. The silliest president by far.

  • PynkCloudz

    The media tells facts only. Lol no agenda, and zero propaganda.

  • Mikayla

    President Trump is made for this social media era. Old as he is, he owns anybody who step to him wrong.

  • freelancepimp .

    Nope not a fan of his but definitely not a fan of the misleading corporate media and once his ass is gone they will still be there lying to people.

  • Simone

    The country is winning. Have you seen the incredible unemployment rates today or the 250,000+ jobs added to workforce. We have a record number of Americans working right now. Trump got rid of the mandate that forced you to buy Obamacare, essentially near-killing it. The caravan of illegal immigrants are at a standstill in Mexico after Trump said he was sending 15,000 U.S. troops to the border. And no one on Fox News wears blackface or uses the n-word. What are you talking about?

  • Judge Mental Will

    no fake news