GOP strategist Sean Spicer said President-elect Donald Trump deserved a little more respect from the media, adding that most establishments have not treated him well in the aftermath of his election victory.
Trump is due to be sworn in as the next President of the United States later this month, but it has become increasingly apparent to those in the Republican Party that there are many in the media who haven’t quit accepted the election result.
“There’s some positive aspects here and there, but largely it still continues to not treat him with the respect that he deserves,” Spicer told The Hill on Sunday.
There is the small matter of Trump winning the elections fair and square, but Spicer thinks the fact that Trump was so in tune with how Americans felt is more important. He does not think much of the media in the United States appreciates just how significant that is.
“I think for a lot of folks inside the beltway, and inside pundit-world, they don’t fully appreciate the understanding that he has of where the American people are,” added Spicer.
Throughout his election campaign Trump was subjected to ridicule and insults from vast sections of the media. While that probably wasn’t acceptable then, Spicer believes it certainly is not acceptable now, at this advanced stage in the transitional process.
“They continue to mock him in ways, when it frankly just shows the lack of understanding that they have of where the American people are and what they think,” added Spicer.