During the 2016 election and since, no other group of professionals has been more heavily criticized for not following its own ethical standards in relation to Donald Trump than have the mainstream media. As a candidate and as President, Donald Trump has derided the media, hyping followers at his campaign rallies to jeer the media in attendance, deriding them on Twitter as “fake news” and the “dishonest media,” and labeling journalists as the “enemy of the people.”