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Donald Trump Hits Twitter To Claim He’s More Popular Than Obama (He’s Not) And That Low Polls Are ‘Fake News’

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 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:

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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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