Trump Attacks ‘Cheatin’ Obama’ In Looney Tweet About His Approval Rating. It Didn’t Go Well
President Trump on Tuesday bragged about his job-approval rating in a conservative-leaning poll, saying it is now higher than former President Obama’s was during the same period of his presidency. It didn’t go well.
“Thank you to Rasmussen for the honest polling. Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin’ Obama at the same time in his Administration,” the president tweeted.
Half of voters told the conservative Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll on Monday that they approve of Trump’s performance in office, 4 points higher than Obama scored on the same tracking poll on April 2, 2010. Forty-nine percent of Americans disapprove of his performance, according to Rasmussen.
The survey was taken after a number of developments in the Trump administration, including the departures of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security adviser H.R. McMaster, and Veterans’ Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. A number of White House staffers have also recently exited, including longtime Trump aide Hope Hicks.
Trump also faces an ongoing battle with Stormy Daniels, an adult film star who alleges a 2006 affair with the president shortly after his marriage to first lady Melania Trump.
Rasmussen’s daily tracking polls are conducted on a three-day rolling average basis, and contain a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.
You can read Trump’s reaction and some responses below.
Thank you to Rasmussen for the honest polling. Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin’ Obama at the same time in his Administration.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018
Honest polling?!? HAHA!! Grow up!!
— Cathy CDC7Words 🌊 (@CathyM3) April 3, 2018
That poll sampled 50% of White males shopping at a WalMart in Bozeman, MT between 7 – 8pm last Thursday.
— Corvid Crone (@Corvid_Crone) April 3, 2018
— Carol at the NC (@carol_NC66) April 3, 2018
You are so far off the rails, more and more every day. Cheatin' Cheeto. Spent your career cheating vendors, not to mention your wives.
— Bad Reality Show (@BadRealityShow1) April 3, 2018
You’re calling Obama cheatin’? Seriously? pic.twitter.com/I1kyFikjqj
— If you can't see it, you aren't paying attention! (@YallRCrazy) April 3, 2018
— Dendy Cain (@Dendycain) April 3, 2018
You are completely unhinged this morning. How can anyone support such a mentally unstable, whiny human being as a leader of this country?
— Greg Shugar (@GregShugar) April 3, 2018
BTW you numbers are in the 30's and your impeachment is coming soon!
— Donna Lynn (@donlyn52) April 3, 2018
— John G Acosta (@JohnGAcosta1) April 3, 2018
And yet he still has more than double the followers on here… That's gotta sting, huh? pic.twitter.com/ra7PMzPghV
— Bridget (@BShopps) April 3, 2018
— CO_KTM (@FortKTM) April 3, 2018
It's like you want the world to know how inadequate you really feel. Your insecurities, and complete lack of self-worth, are almost worthy of pity. Almost. #sad
— Meggie Morris (@MrsSmuttynose) April 3, 2018