Former reality show star Donald Trump has always had an obsessive jealousy of former President Barack Obama. Trump called on his followers Sunday to stop watching networks that say he has a ‘somewhat low’ approval rating, then he cited the conservative-leaning Rasmussen pollsters but his numbers are wrong.
“Rasmussen and others have my approval ratings at around 50%, which is higher than Obama, and yet the political pundits love saying my approval ratings are ‘somewhat low,’” Trump tweeted.
“They know they are lying when they say it. Turn off the show – FAKE NEWS!”
Rasmussen and others have my approval ratings at around 50%, which is higher than Obama, and yet the political pundits love saying my approval ratings are “somewhat low.” They know they are lying when they say it. Turn off the show – FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2018
The internet pounced.
imagine being this desperate for validation
— KTA (@keiteay) March 11, 2018
It’s always been comical how you use the term fake news seemingly entirely oblivious the term was invented primarily in reference to you and your supporters on social media and now you attempt to reappropriate it to the real news. Most people know better.
— Jarrod Stewart (@jarrodcstewart) March 11, 2018
Over 70% of Americans do not trust Trump & are embarrassed by him as a so-called leader.
— Cami505 (@Debbiesue65) March 11, 2018
Rasmussen has you at 44%.
— James Stern (@Jester1013) March 11, 2018
Your ratings are LOW, accept it.
— Cynthia F. Beard (@cfaybeard) March 11, 2018
50? That’s generous. Last time I checked, 44 rounds down to 40.
— Michael Griffin (@michaelgrif325) March 11, 2018
— RaveninAK (@raveninak) March 11, 2018
Don’t you have actual work to do like running a country?
— FarDreamer101 (@Fardreamer101) March 11, 2018
In fact, Rasmussen Reports has Trump’s approval rating at just 44 percent, not 50 percent. The majority of other pollsters have Trump’s approval rating between percentages in the high 30s and low 40s. Trump is the least popular president in the history of polling and that is not ‘fake news.’
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