The 2016 election brought a host of changes to our nation’s media landscape, and we have a lot of questions about the state of the media.
Here’s a look at some of the biggest, most prominent, and most frequently challenged.1.
The 2016 presidential election: Who was a front-runner?
Who was in the race?
The front-runners were the Democratic and Republican candidates for president.1: Donald Trump was in early front-running mode as he emerged as the front-line opponent of Hillary Clinton in the general election.
In early June, a leaked audio tape showed Trump bragging about his ability to grab women by their genitals.
But as Trump continued to gain momentum, he began to lose ground in the polls.2: Hillary Clinton was seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party.
But the real estate mogul and former New York City Mayor, who is married to former President Bill Clinton, began to fall behind in the election.
He finished in fourth place in the Iowa caucuses in May, trailing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).3: In the final weeks of the campaign, Trump’s campaign was hit by a series of embarrassing revelations about his past behavior, including his role in a lawsuit filed against him by a former contestant.
The Republican nominee also faced calls to release his tax returns.4: During the campaign season, there were more than two dozen negative stories about Trump’s past behavior that were published by the Washington Post.
He also faced a series from a number of major news outlets that questioned his temperament, character, and leadership ability.5: Trump has made several controversial comments, including a comment about grabbing women by the genitals.
He was also seen as being unpatriotic and lacking leadership skills.6: In June, Trump announced that he would be accepting an invitation to join a special delegation of world leaders that will be traveling to Israel to meet with President Shimon Peres.
Trump later withdrew his invitation.7: As the campaign went on, Trump took on a variety of negative issues, including an immigration bill he supported that would have dramatically expanded the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
The bill was eventually pulled.8: Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, resigned amid accusations that he had harassed several women.
He is currently under investigation by the Justice Department for his role.9: The Democratic National Committee suspended its support for the presidential candidate of the Clinton campaign.10: The Republican National Committee rescinded its support.