According to this Washington Post article by the inestimable Greg Sargent ("GOP voters know Trump is telling them the truth, and the media is lying to them"), there's a major split between Democrats and Republicans (which isn't really a new thing) in terms of who they believe is to be believed. See below.
The question is: Who do you trust more to tell you the truth about important issues: President Trump or the news media?
If that's hard to read, click on it or read my following summary. The total survey group picks the news media over Trump, 52% to 37%. Democrats side with the news media over Trump 86% to 7%, while Republicans pick Trump over the newsies 78% over 13%.
Impressive, eh? Much as I was impressed by that, I was more impressed by this quote from the article:
"In other words, the entire point is the assertion and demonstration of the power to say what reality is in contradiction of what is empirically, demonstrably true."That has a lot of similarity to my discussions with climate change deniers, now mostly occurring on Twitter. Because I can empirically demonstrate the truth --- but they get mad at me because they need what they believe to be something other than what's actually true.