President Donald Trump is a master manipulator of the media. He learned decades ago that the media’s quest for more readers or better ratings makes them unable to resist his outrageous statements and actions. President Trump is a creation of the media who continue to repeat his every opinion ad nauseam.

What really matters to Trump is not what they say about him but that they keep him front and center in the news. His suggestion that the news is unfair to him (along with spreading fear of foreigners, migrants and minorities) is just part of the playbook of all would be dictators. So far the media and Donald Trump have a very symbiotic relationship.

Nancy M. Simmons, Winter Haven