Donald Trump doesn’t care if his poll numbers keep dropping or that he’s breaking records for the lowest approval record in the history of the presidency, because he’s the President and you’re not.
In an interview with TIME magazine, Trump “cleared up” the news around his free falling approval ratings.
“I’m not saying—no, I’m not blaming. First of all, I put Mike Pompeo in. I put Senator Dan Coats in. These are great people. I think they are great people and they are going to, I have a lot of confidence in them. So hopefully things will straighten out. But I inherited a mess, I inherited a mess in so many ways. I inherited a mess in the Middle East, and a mess with North Korea, I inherited a mess with jobs, despite the statistics, you know, my statistics are even better, but they are not the real statistics because you have millions of people that can’t get a job, ok. And I inherited a mess on trade. I mean we have many, you can go up and down the ladder. But that’s the story. Hey look, in the mean time, I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not. You know. Say hello to everybody OK?”
We’re not sure that’s how that works…
To clear things up, Trump’s approval rating is sitting at a dismal 37%, from a survey of over 1,000 voters. This makes him the lowest-rated incoming president ever. His rating dropped 10% amongst Republican voters. And even worse, his loudest champions (white men) are starting to drop like flies, doubting his overall leadership, his claims about former President Obama wiretapping his phone and believe he’s just dishonest in general.
“Most alarming for President Donald Trump, the demographic underpinnings of his support, Republicans, white voters, especially men and those without a college degree, are starting to have doubts,” said Tim Malloy who is the assistant director of the poll. “Voters also showed increasing doubt in Trump’s honesty and leadership. Sixty percent of respondents thought Trump was dishonest, compared with 55% in the March 7 poll, and 57% thought he didn’t care about average Americans.”
So while we may not be the President of the United States, we do have the receipts to back up our claims, and no they’re not “fake news.” We can’t say the same about Trump.