While the mainstream media plastered photos of crying children on every screen they could, President Donald Trump’s approval rating continued to climb.
Despite the outcry over the Trump administration’s continuation of the Obama era policy of separating parents who break the law from children when they enter the country illegally, the President’s approval has gone up 5 points. This news comes from Real Clear Politics and shows an increase in his approval rating since early June.
Despite intensive efforts by liberal lawmakers, celebrities, journalists and activist groups, the president is enjoying an increased level of approval at the very heart of what some were terming a “scandal” or Trump’s Katrina. Instead of being harmed by the mainstream media and their cohorts, the president actually benefited from the extra publicity.
No group saw greater growth in support and approval for the president than Hispanic Americans. Those who went through the legal immigration process and those who are US citizens saw the greatest approval increase during the firestorm of coverage calling out the administration towards their continuation and enforcement of the Obama policies.
The policy of housing unaccompanied minors and those separated from parents who were detained for illegal activity dates back several years. 15 years ago, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) became a part of the Department of health and Human Services. Once children arrive alone or are separated from parents, they need care, shelter, food and education. These needs are met at a variety of locations, and have been in place for years.
The recent outcry references the decision by the Trump administration to enforce laws; at the border, parents are often given the choice of returning home and not entering the country illegally or being processed separately from their children and reunited once their legal issues are addressed. Since some entering the country have criminal issues, adults and children have been separated to ensure safety; this process began under the Obama administration and continues to day.
Earlier this month, after the propaganda-based outcry over both authentic and manufactured images, the Trump administration took steps to expedite the processing of parents and reunite them more swiftly with their children. While this step helps the kids, who enter with their parents, it does not change the circumstances for those who entered the country alone and who have no family. These children still require care, food and shelter, but were often pictured in media campaigns as being “separated” from their families, despite arriving in the US alone and unaccompanied.
Much of the overhyped media focus has been on what was later confirmed to be hoax images, or images of children taken before President Trump was in office. For those viewing the news and expecting unbiased journalism, the attempt to skewer the president for the separation was obvious and instead of losing faith in the administration, many lost faith in the ability of news organizations to accurately portray the news.
As the president’s approval rating continues to rise, the mainstream media has shifted focus from the issue of separation and is waiting for something new to attack the administration with. Russia, Obama-era policies and other “Watergate” style inquiries have failed to damage the president’s popularity rating. Instead, the blatant attempts to subvert the news continue to backfire on the journalists and activists as the public is simply losing faith in the media’s ability to deliver honest and unbiased accounts.
~ Conservative Zone