The presidential campaign of Donald Trump has been on a wild upswing despite his bigoted and inflammatory remarks. Part of this is due to Trump’s coverage in mainstream media. Now rapper-actor Common has decided to comment on Trump and the role of media. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Common made the following statements:
Common: “I feel like the integrity of the media is gone in many areas because when you choose to be like, ‘We’re going to show Donald Trump because we know it’s about numbers,’ it’s like where is the integrity of the journalists who know and will challenge these thoughts so that the American people can see truth and really have a good opportunity … to get behind someone who’s going to matter, who’s going to really be about affecting change and improving this country?”
Common also said he hopes the media will portray a wide range of candidates, allowing the citizens to make an informed choice.
Common: “If it so happens to be a Donald Trump … which I don’t believe it’s that person, then let the people decide that. But don’t just dwell on the spotlight and keep exploring the popularity of him just for numbers because eventually that’s going to just mess up the situation in the country if we do. It’s feeding into the big monster. So I think the media definitely has a responsibility.”
The full interview can be seen by going to the following link: Link to Common interview regarding Donald Trump