The Economist is the most trusted news source in America, according to a recent survey from the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute. And now the magazine’s latest cover features President Trump using a KKK hood as a megaphone.
The provocative cover art accompanies an article, titled, “Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president.”
The weekly magazine, published in the U.K., is more trusted than a variety of American mainstream news organizations, according to the Trusting News Project survey. Public television, Reuters, BBC and NPR round out the top five most-trusted sources. Another British news organization, The Guardian, ranks sixth, proving that many American’s don’t trust news from their own country. In fact, Donald Trump himself is among the least-trusted sources, with only Occupy Democrats, BuzzFeed, Breitbart and social media ranking lower than the president.
Trump caused outrage last weekend when he said “both sides” were to blame for violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He eventually condemned the white supremacists, KKK and neo-Nazis, but backpedaled 24 hours later.
Trump sent a surge of viewers into dismay during a Tuesday press conference when he repeated that “both sides” were responsible, while also claiming there were some “very fine people” attending the white nationalist rally.
Trump has been widely criticized by media members on both sides of the political aisle since his wild press conference and Fox News host Shepard Smith said on Wednesday that he couldn’t find a single Republican to support Trump’s comments on air.