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Matt Bai: Distrust of the media allows Trump to flourish

Editor's note: The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed by CNN and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. The author works for the podcast.

CHICAGO (CNN) -- Growing mistrust of traditional news outlets has emboldened President Donald Trump and his aides to challenge journalists and promote the administration's own version of facts and events, a veteran journalist warns.

"They know that the facts aren't with them, but they also know that

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