I fear that many of us are hating Donald Trump for the wrong reasons. Multitudes are being swayed by mainstream media-inspired demonization of the new U.S. president, based on selective assumptions and half-truths.

U.S. mainstream media, which rarely deviates from supporting the American government's conduct, however reckless, is now presenting Trump as if an aberration of otherwise egalitarian, sensible and peace-loving U.S. policies at home and abroad.

Trump may be described with all the demeaning terminology that one's livid imagination can muster: an evil, wicked, tyrannical, misogynist, war-mongering rich buffoon who is "insulting our allies" and is infatuated with "dictators," etc.