The media did the same to Ron Paul by framing him as a loon and someone to laugh at.
This same strategy by the mainstream media backfired miserably, and quite hilariously with the unfortunate election of Trump.
I mean, the kids in cages might find it unfortunate. The farmers being hurt by tariff fights are also finding it somewhat unfortunate. I'm pretty sure the LGBTQ community, too.
(I could go on - there's a long list of groups this POTUS is hurting.)