The fight over "fake news" between the media and White House has bruised President Trump and now a new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll finds that just 5 percent believe he is an "accurate news source."
TV news is trusted most, at 33 percent, followed by newspapers at 23 percent and talk radio at 16 percent.
The poll comes as the administration is in an epic battle over reports that Trump wrongly disclosed classified information to the Russian foreign minister in an Oval Office meeting last week. The White House has forcefully pushed back in their denials.
It is just the latest back and forth between Trump and the media and it has many in Washington dizzied and divided as they pick sides.
Take Indiana Republican Rep. Jim Banks. In a statement, he urged Trump to be careful with classified information, then called on Washington to move on.
He said, "As another Washington media storm brews, I urge my colleagues in Congress to move past the news frenzy of the day and focus on what matters. Voters elected a Republican Congress and a Republican president to grow our economy, reform our broken tax code, repeal and replace Obamacare, rebuild our military and solve our nation's problems. We must stay focused on these important priorities, be the party of purpose and move our country forward."
Then there was Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock of northern Virginia, who said in her own statement, "Once again we are faced with inexplicable stories coming from the White House that are highly troubling. We need to have immediate classified briefings on what occurred at this meeting so that Congress can at least know as much as Russian leaders and know the impact on our national security, our allies, and our men and women protecting our country."
If even Republicans are divided, who is the public to believe?
Longtime Republican communicator Doug Heye said that a confused public is likely to stick with their sides. "News consumers are going to continue to consume news that conforms to their worldview, and anything else is 'fake news,'" he said.
Others see the start of a shift away from Trump. Pollster John Zogby told Secrets, "We are long past the Cronkite or even Brokaw era. We only trust with whom we agree. For many as well that can include nobody. There is evidence that Trump is losing some support among his base. Only 33 percent say he speaks the truth."
But, he added, the press is trusted "even less."
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org