When Donald Trump won the US presidency in November, he was the first Republican president in a quarter century to lose the US media, which had been dominated by conservative media outlets for most of his term.
Trump’s loss of control over the news media had a ripple effect across the US.
The number of media outlets that published the President’s daily agenda and how much coverage they gave him fell from more than 40 per cent in the spring of 2017 to less than 10 per cent the following summer, according to data compiled by Pew Research Center.
Trump also faced increased scrutiny for his personal finances, which were often overshadowed by the scandals of his presidency.
But even in a period of turmoil, Trump’s control over what was broadcast and what was published to the public meant that he could keep his agenda on track.
“The President has shown that he has a lot of power to shape the news, to make sure that he can have the White House’s agenda and get his agenda passed, whatever the cost,” said Tom Niedermeyer, an associate professor of journalism at George Washington University.
“It’s not surprising that he used that power.”
Trump’s success with the news and his ability to shape it is a big part of why he has become so popular with the American public.
He is often credited with helping to create a media ecosystem that is largely based on free speech.
Trump is often cited as the most successful American president since Ronald Reagan.
But while Trump may have had a hand in shaping the media ecosystem, his control over its direction has not always been as strong.
In fact, Trump has been accused of manipulating the media and often for that reason, it is difficult to determine exactly when and how the president lost control.
But one thing is clear: It was Trump who started the cycle.
After the election, the number of newspapers and radio stations that published Trump’s daily programme fell from 20 per cent to just 5 per cent, according an analysis of news coverage in the first five months of 2017 by the Center for Media and Democracy.
It is the first time since the mid-1970s that the percentage of US news outlets that have not published Trump has fallen to below 10 per a quarter of a century.
“Trump’s influence on the media was already waning,” said Niedarmeyer.
“But he wasn’t necessarily the sole reason for that decline.
The way he handled the media in his first year was to make it seem like he had control over it.”
This led to the emergence of the alt-right, a far-right movement that embraced white nationalism, anti-immigrant views and anti-Muslim sentiment.
In 2017, the Alt-Right media outlet the Daily Stormer was named the most popular news website in the US by the Anti-Defamation League, and the website Breitbart News was named one of the most influential news sites in the world by Vice Media.
In a recent interview with Newsweek, Bannon, who is now White House chief strategist, said that “the media is basically a political party”.
This was a big departure from the more traditional role of the media as a news organisation that often focuses on stories of public interest.
“We’re not the news organisation,” Bannon said.
“You’re the news.
We’re not going to tell you what you should or shouldn’t be thinking or do.
We want to tell the story.
If you don’t, we’ll tell you the story that doesn’t work.” “
If you have the story, we will tell you how to do it.
If you don’t, we’ll tell you the story that doesn’t work.”
The White House also has a role in shaping news coverage, according a review of the White Houses press briefings published by the Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog.
“As the media has become more of a tool of the Trump administration, it’s no longer simply a news outlet, it has become a political organisation,” said Kevin Madden, the director of the Media and Public Affairs project at the Media Matters for America.
“Press conferences have become a way for the Trump White House to influence the media coverage.”
The Trump White Houses ability to influence media coverage was particularly important in the early months of his administration, when he was still the presumptive Republican nominee for president.
Trump had a tendency to hold press conferences on the weekends, with him often meeting with the media only at his resort in Mar-a-Lago.
He was particularly adept at using the press conference to hammer his rivals, often at the expense of his own campaign.
“I’ve got to tell ya, there was one particular event that I had the honour of having on Saturday that I’m pretty proud of,” Trump said during a press conference in February.
My press secretary went into the briefing room and he was going off and he said, ‘Look, Mr Trump, you’ve had