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How the Media Is Fueling Donald Trump's Campaign



    How the Media Is Fueling Donald Trump's Campaign
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    Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, gestures while speaking during The Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

    With 16 Republican candidates running for president, most contenders are struggling to get media coverage, which helps make them better-known to voters and spread their message. That hasn't been a problem for Donald Trump, NBC News reported.

    Data provided by Google to the journalism site FiveThirtyEight found that 46 percent of GOP media coverage over the last month was about Trump, as measured by articles that appeared in Google News. Jeb Bush got the second-most attention: 13 percent of articles. 

    Two political scientists, using another data set, estimated Trump has gotten about 21 percent of the GOP coverage since he announced his candidacy on June 16. (NBC has covered Trump extensively as well, airing two stories about him on Monday's "Nightly News.")