That's Trump in a nutshell: vulgar. Vulgar language. Vulgar action. Vulgar appeals. The question is: Will that vulgarity triumph on election day? Is it enough? My guess is that it isn't. That it won't be.
Phenomenologists like Husserl and Heidegger like to talk about intention. It's what separates inanimate objects from animate objects (and in particular those animate objects which possess so called consciousness).
The ideal of freedom of the press, so crucial to democracy, is upheld only when its practitioners willingly challenge the so-called "facts" of the powerful. Give us a watchdog press willing to bite the hand that feeds it, not a lapdog that snaps up all the little treats fed to it by its masters.