Opinion: Don’t buy into the media’s portrayal of a White House in chaos.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Many in the media would lead you to believe that the White House is in chaos, America is in a continuing crisis and the world just may be ending.
Be careful to not fall into those traps. Newspapers, cable channels, internet publications and media personalities are all businesses. The more views and clicks they get, the better it is for business. Let’s be honest, crisis, even when it does not exist, sells.
Let’s go back out to 30,000 feet. The country is in a good place. We just learned that jobless claims for 7 days ending on February 24 were at 210,000. That is the lowest since 1969.
The stock market, while showing some volatility lately, is still almost 15 percent higher than a year ago. ISIS is on the run in the Middle East.
Have there been a lot of staff changes in the Trump White House? Sure. A lot of that is because the president is not a lifelong politician. He did not have scores of people riding his political coattails like almost every other president in recent history.
The White House is a tough place to work. I can tell you firsthand that it is a pressure cooker. Is everything always smooth and perfect in this White House? Of course not. But is it at your job?
Here is the bottom line: just because someone in media says that there is meltdown in Washington, D.C., does not make that true. As you are taking in news and political coverage, don’t buy into the hysteria. Facts show that our country is fine and is heading in the right direction.