Editor says public's perception of the press has suffered under Trump

The editor-in-chief of Think Progress, Jodi Enda, told Hill.TV on Friday that the perception of journalists in the U.S. has created a problem for the news media, in part, due to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE

"I think the perception of journalists today is sadly terrible," Enda told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons. 

"The perception is not always the reality, but we have to deal with the perception," she continued. 

"Perception really creates a problem for us," Enda added. "Journalists have never been all that popular. In my entire career, we've never been popular, but things aren't good now for many reasons, and one of the reasons, frankly, is the president." 

Trump frequently rails against the media at the White House, campaign rallies, and on Twitter, dismissing reports that displease him as "fake news." 

The president and his allies say that the media coverage of the administration has been largely unfair. 

“I don’t like — though I do think it’s very bad for a country when the news is not accurately portrayed. I really do,” Trump told The New York Times in an interview published on Friday. “And I do believe I’m a victim of that, honestly.”

— Julia Manchester