Donald Trump hit Twitter Sunday morning to say that viewers should not watch pundits who discuss his “somewhat low” approval ratings, because it is “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,’ ” 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
Rasmussen Reports currently has Trump’s approval rating at 44 percent, however, while the majority of other major pollsters have Trump’s approval rating hovering between percentages in the high 30s and low 40s.
Rasmussen did have Trump’s approval rating at 50 percent or slightly below for most of February, but his ratings began to slide once again in March.
Trump has hit political pundits before for attacking his low approval ratings and has often dismissed negative coverage and polls as “fake news.”
However, many Republicans fear that Trump’s low approval could hurt GOP candidates in the midterm elections this November.
Twitter quickly shot back:
Why do u lie to your supporters?! Do u think they are too dumb to be able to read the latest Rasmussen poll that has you at 44% approval rating? https://t.co/gdp3rnmRRx
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 11, 2018
Rasmussen and "others" could have you at 100% and you'd still be 100% a total POS.
— Mary Hall (@mistymeadow22) March 11, 2018
@BarackObama haunts you at night does he?
— Ion Amel (@BlueReesesPcs) March 11, 2018
You literally just complained about the media lying while telling a lie about your approval rating. How do you not spontaneously combust out of sheer irony and stupidity?
— DaddyFiles (@DaddyFiles) March 11, 2018
You are a sad, sad shell of a man. President Barack Obama did not need to constantly prove to the world that he was highly regarded, he was confident in his ability to lead, and it showed. I suppose the ppl who love you so much are just as insecure and lacking in emotional intel.
— Robyn A (@rockinrob7970) March 11, 2018
You are boasting about the fact that half the country allegedly approves of your job? And, for the love of God, please stop with the Hitleresque "Lugenpresse" (lying press)bullcrap. The only "fake news" is your twitter feed, you self-fellating, orange idiot.
— Howard (@HowardA_Esq) March 11, 2018
Why do you always obsess about your ratings? Understand that thinking, observant Americans realize you and your cronies are greedy, corrupt, and ineffective. As far as President Obama goes, you don’t compare. You are pathetic. pic.twitter.com/RMJCZJlMOg
— Candace (@candilou55) March 11, 2018
This is just not true, Rasmussen has you at 44% and the average of polls has you at 40%, that means the majority of us, 60%, disapprove of your performance. This delusion is not good for the country. We have to live in reality.
— Jonna Chissus (@JonnaChissus) March 11, 2018