After a recent Rasmussen poll showed President Donald Trump with a 50 percent approval rating, he took it upon himself to gloat in usual fashion.
Choosing to ignore the fact that three other polls published on the same day by Gallup, Harvard and Investor’s Business Daily showed significantly lower approval ratings for his presidency, Trump continues to consider any reporting that doesn’t agree with him as “fake news.”
The polls published the same day as the Rasmussen poll showed President Trump with between a 38-44 percent approval rating and a 55-56 percent disapproval ratings. In stark contrast to the majority of poll results released on Monday, Rasmussen continues to release polls with the highest approval ratings for President Trump.
According to Newsweek, Trump has urged voters to ignore all the other polls beside Rasmussen. If television anchors mention other polls on their networks, “know they are lying when they say it. Turn off the show — FAKE NEWS!”
“Thank you to Rasmussen for the honest polling,” Trump boasted on Tuesday morning. “Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin’ Obama at the same time in his Administration.”
Continuing to call former President Barack Obama a cheater — for what exactly, he still can’t prove — Donald Trump fails to acknowledge that him beating Obama in approval polling isn’t exactly true.
An aggregate of polls from Gallup, Rasmussen and Fox News for President Barack Obama on April 2, 2010 — at a similar point in President’s Obama’s term to where Trump is now — gave Obama a 47.8 percent approval rating to 45.9 disapproval.
As per usual, Donald Trump refuses to accept that he’s disliked by anyone, much less by the American public. So instead of facing the facts and making some changes to his administration, he’ll continue to deflect, deny and accuse his predecessor of being a cheater.