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Trump: Media trying to ‘rig’ election

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is accusing the media of “trying to rig this election” in a new fundraising email.

The email blast includes a survey of 30 questions about a “dishonest media” that Trump says were written by him. It is followed by a page to make donations to his campaign. 

{mosads}“All too often I’m asked about a ‘poll’ put out by a liberal organization that says the American people disagree with our common-sense reforms to fix our country,” Trump wrote. 

“Well, [name of the person the email is sent to], with your help today, the next time I’m being interviewed, I will have my own poll that shows that the American people disagree with the dishonest media!”

The email includes a link to a survey titled “Mainstream Media Accountability Survey.” It includes yes/no/no opinion answers to questions and statements such as:

“Do you trust CNN to fairly report on our campaign?

“Do you trust the mainstream media to tell the truth about the Republican Party’s positions and actions?

“If Donald Trump said or did half of the things Hillary Clinton has, the media would effectively end his candidacy.”

Trump’s overall premise is that his campaign is being forced to wage battles on two fronts: one against Democratic nominee Clinton, who leads him by 6.3 points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls, and the other against a media he says is out to destroy his candidacy.  

“We’re not just fighting against Hillary Clinton…,” the email states. “We are running against the very dishonest and totally biased media!”

Trump concludes the email by omitting Clinton and focusing squarely on what he deems as partisan media coverage. 

“I’ve always known that the media was out to get Republicans,” Trump wrote. “But this campaign has opened my eyes to how truly biased and dishonest they are.

“We cannot let the media get away with it,” he concludes. “We MUST fight back.”

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