President Trump is Unhappy with Negative Polls
President Trump is unhappy with negative polls suggesting his popularity rating is low. His tweet today said, “Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.” Although it is unclear it seems the president was referencing several polls, including the CNN/ORC international poll, released Friday, which found 52 per cent of Americans are unhappy with Trump’s early actions in office.
President Says ‘Any’ Negative Polls are Fake
CNN reported the results mark the highest disapproval rating for a new president since polls started tracking approval ratings. Fifty-five percent of the people, in the same poll, found the president’s travel ban as an attempt to ban Muslims from entering the US. Forty-seven percent said they favor the executive order on immigration which is designed to temporarily prevent citizens from seven-Muslim majority countries from entering the US. The poll also said that 53 percent of those polled opposed the order.
President Trump also addressed criticisms about Steve Bannon, his chief strategist. He tweeted, to those making the criticisms, “I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data and everyone knows it. Some fake news media, in order to marginalize, lies!” The New York Times suggested that Trump spends much of his time, during his nights at the White House, watching cable news and that he wasn’t fully briefed before signing an executive order elevating Bannon to the National Security Council.