Columbia Journalism Review is well respected and often takes no prisoners. I believe it jumped all over the Pilot a ways back for what it called shoddy work on an investigative reporting series.
I suspect our current president would have collapsed under the onslaught that Obama weathered from the right wing media giants and authors. And a large part of was based on absolute lies and personal attacks.
It is not how much criticism, true or not, a president receives, but rather how he handles it that gives insight into the quality of a leader.
It is too bad Trump didn’t take the effort to learn his craft. And being president is a skill that takes effort to acquire. Hard to learn much when incessantly tweeting, rushing to golf courses, and going to rally after rally.
Not to mention the revolving door to oust people with knowledge and experience in favor of court jesters licking the king’s boots.