Tell us about all the winning, dammit!
Because we need to hear it again – and preferably in slow motion…
Fast forward nine months and Trump has:
- not repealed and replaced anything
- not moved ahead on tax reform
- not done anything at all on fiscal stimulus
- dropped a mini-nuke on Afghanistan
- bombed Syria
- threatened to invade Venezuela
- stood by idly while Nazis took over the town of Charlottesville
- brought the world to the brink of a nuclear war
So yeah, “please Mr. President, it’s too much.”
Well, as you can probably imagine, Trump’s failure to immediately and explicitly place the blame for Charlottesville with white supremacists sent his approval rating tumbling to a fresh all-time low.
President Donald Trump’s job approval rating in Gallup Daily tracking is at 34% for the three-day period from Friday through Sunday — by one point the lowest of his administration so far.
It is difficult to pinpoint the precise cause of the new low rating, but the changes were apparent on Friday, with his day-by-day ratings near 34% across Saturday and Sunday as well. Trump has consistently been in the news over the past week, including the continued focus on North Korea, even while taking a working vacation at one of his golf properties in New Jersey. The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the deaths of a 32-year-old woman and two Virginia State Police officers dominated news coverage on Saturday and Sunday. Trump’s prior three-day low reading was 35%, registered March 26-28.
You’ve gotta love that first bolded bit. “It is difficult to pinpoint the precise cause of the new low rating,” because he’s done so much crazy shit over the past five days that it’s impossible to know exactly which horrible fuck-up to blame.
In case you’re wondering how that stacks up to history, here’s Gallup again to explain:
He has the lowest rating in Gallup’s history for any newly elected president in the summer of his first term in office.
So he’s “winning” at that.
Is that enough “winning”? Let’s ask Trump:
Ok fine. Let’s win more!
Here’s the Real Clear Politics average, where Trump’s net approval rating is now a truly “impressive” negative 20.
One more time please…