A majority of Americans credit President Obama for continuing to make America great; meanwhile Trump posts another tweet claiming he is the better president.
Trump managed to make a mockery of himself and his presidency over the weekend with yet another misguided Twitter-tantrum.
He seems to be spiraling out of control, even more so than usual these last weeks, in the face of numerous bombshell reports regarding everything from the Stormy Daniels Scandal to Robert Mueller’s ever-tightening noose.
Jared Kushner lost his security clearance; it was recently disclosed that the FBI’s counter-intelligence division is investigating Ivanka Trump… As the news continues getting grimmer for the Trump administration – he increasingly takes to Twitter, more often than not making a buffoon of himself along the way.
Trump threw another Twitter-tantrum Sunday morning, posting a round of whimpering tweets ending with the usual exaggeration and comparison to Obama.
“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!” he tweeted.
However, there are a couple of glaring issues with that tweet. First of all, in direct contradiction to Trump’s tweet, Rasmussen reported that the “daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.”
Today’s report was slightly better showing “45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.”
The latest figures include 31% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12.
However, it’s this little piece of information in Friday’s report that makes Trump look the worst – Americans are grateful to Obama, not Trump for the current state of the economy:
After what financial analysts are calling a much-needed correction in the stock market, confidence in the economy remains at or near record highs.
Yet even over a year after President Obama left office, a sizable number of voters – including most Democrats – remain convinced that he, not Trump, is responsible for the continuing economic boom.
This little tidbit is particularly noteworthy, considering Trump’s long-standing obsession with Barack Obama.
“Trump has a thing about Barack Obama. Trump is obsessed with Obama. Obama haunts Trump’s dreams,” The Times began, adding that “One of Trump’s primary motivators is the absolute erasure of Obama — were it possible — not only from the political landscape but also from the history books.”
“Trump has questioned not only Obama’s birthplace but also his academic and literary pedigree. He was head cheerleader of the racial ‘birther’ lie and also cast doubt on whether Obama attended the schools he attended or even whether he wrote his acclaimed books.”
Blow concluded in his article that Trump is jealous of Obama, “It’s like a 71-year-old male version of Jan from what I would call the Bratty Bunch: Obama, Obama, Obama.”
Trump wants to be Obama — held in high esteem. But, alas, Trump is Trump, and that is now and has always been trashy. Trump accrued financial wealth, but he never accrued cultural capital, at least not among the people from whom he most wanted it.
Therefore, Trump is constantly whining about not being sufficiently applauded, commended, thanked, liked. His emotional injury is measured in his mind against Obama. How could Obama have been so celebrated while he is so reviled?