logo2By Andranita Williams

Paula Deen, Justin Bieber, Meek Mill, and Rachel Dolezal are all perfect examples of how social media can make or break a career in a short time. The media can be used to build or tear down a career instantly. Because of this, those in the spotlight are often  cautious of their actions due to the pending consequences.

Although the media and journalist control the image received by the public, our newly elected president seems to be quite unbothered by this force.  President Donald Trump does a terrible job dealing with the media and journalists. Instead of keeping his composure, he is often caught on camera being assertive and demanding.

Negative publicity is produced when positive responses are not used as answers in interviews or during other public appearances. The media has always played a vital role in the communication of messages, opinions, and even personalities. With his rude gestures for everyone to see, it seems Trump can not handle the pressure of his new responsibilities.

Trump’s approach to the media is a new look for America. However, his ability to be the perfect mixture of politics and lack of courtesy somehow landed him a role as the president of the United States.

“The media, which is one of the most dishonest groups of people you’re ever, ever, ever, EVER going to meet,” is what Trump said during his rally in Warren, Michigan on Oct. 31, 2016. Just like the reputations of the opponents that he tarnished, Trump plans to tear the media apart and add structure. Journalists and the media cannot utilize mass communication by sharing the views of Donald Trump because he consistently interrupts interviews by channeling his energy into rants.

Much like the voyage of Christopher Columbus, this 21st century journey has a final destination. Making America great again is the objective, but did greatness already live upon the citizens of this country when its authority responded appropriately to the media? President Trump is definitely shoving himself to the top by rejecting the norm.