With President Donald Trump tweeting, deleting and deleting again, the nation is being asked to come up with a strategy to fight him.
The answer, experts say, is a simple one: get the truth out.
“There’s no need to be overly paranoid, there’s no reason to be over-confident,” said Andrew Kaczynski, an assistant professor of communications at the University of Chicago.
“You have to be willing to admit the truth and try to get the facts out.”
It’s the same advice that was used by former President Barack Obama, who said he “was always prepared for the most combative, combative moment” in the presidency when the president made a series of bizarre, false claims.
The tactic was effective, Kacosyn said, and it worked for Obama as well as for Trump.
It works for Trump, too.
Trump’s administration, which has already accused the president of trying to shut down the government in an attempt to force the release of documents, has gone to extreme lengths to try to discredit the press.
In the weeks after the inauguration, Trump accused the Associated Press of having a “political agenda” and tweeted that it is a “disgrace.”
On Friday, the president issued an unprecedented order that shut down CNN, which is owned by Time Warner, CNN’s parent company.
And his administration has issued dozens of tweets and posts about how he is the victim of a “witch hunt” against him.
“This is the most dangerous time in American history,” Trump tweeted on Saturday, a day after his inauguration.
In his inaugural address, Trump said the “political class of this country” has “lost its way,” and he promised that he would “never give in to the power of the radical left.”
“They’ve taken over the Democratic Party,” he said.
But Kaczyn said that Trump’s supporters should be able to point to the president’s tweets, his frequent attacks on the media, and his frequent statements of support for journalists.
“When you have a president who is tweeting out of the back of his car, it is hard to know how you can be in any position to defend yourself,” Kacynski said.
Trump has repeatedly said he believes the U.S. is being treated unfairly and unfairly treated.
His administration has accused reporters of conspiring against him and has repeatedly attacked the press with threats of legal action.
Trump even threatened to cut off payments to CNN, accusing the network of trying “to destroy” him.
And he has continued to make false claims about his supporters.
In a statement released Sunday, Trump told the AP that “the president’s Twitter account has been hacked, and he has no way to verify whether or not his account is legitimate.”
But he continued to blame the media for the “fake news” that has spread throughout the country.
“It is now time to end the fake news media and begin the real news media,” Trump said.
“The American people deserve a government that is transparent, accountable and is focused on the well-being of all Americans.”
CNN has been critical of Trump’s campaign rhetoric.
The network said on Sunday that it “welcomes” the president to the network’s “March for Truth” on Monday in Washington, D.C. But the network also said that the president was “wrong” to suggest that the media were conspiring against his campaign.
The AP has been among Trump’s most outspoken critics, particularly in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville protests.
It has also repeatedly reported on the president-elect’s ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian government, and Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 election.
“While we do not always agree with the policies or comments of our colleagues, at CNN, we believe that all people have the right to seek the truth regardless of their political affiliation,” the network said in a statement Sunday.