Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, April 17, 2017

Fewer than half of Americans believe President Donald Trump will keep his promises, according to a new Gallup poll -- a significant drop since the question was polled in February. Just 45 percent of adults surveyed from April 5-9 think Trump will keep his promises, according to Gallup. That's down from 62 percent who believed he would when polled from Feb. 1-5, two weeks after Trump's inauguration. Trump flip-flopped on a stunning array of campaign promises over the past two weeks. He hinted to the Wall Street Journal Wednesday that he could re-appoint Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen to a second term in that position. The same day, he claimed that NATO is "no longer obsolete" in a joint press conference with the alliance's secretary general. And, despite urging President Obama not to get militarily involved against the Syrian regime, Trump did just that with his April 6 missile strike against a Syrian air field.

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Interesting, isn't it? Donald's been a liar all of his life but some people don't realize it until he's in a position to hurt them.

Here's hoping being hurt brings wisdom.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-04-17 12:21 PM | Reply

There is a difference between making a promise of your intent, but failing to succeed, or making a promise that you decide against based on a changing environment and lying your butt off with no intention of delivering on your promises. Little d took the third type of promise to unheard of levels because he is a much bigger liar than a typical politician.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2017-04-17 12:39 PM | Reply

"Just 45 percent of adults surveyed from April 5-9 think Trump will keep his promises"

Just? Given what we know about Trump and promises, that number is exceptionally high.

This is like saying "just" 45% of Americans believe in werewolves.

#3 | Posted by Sully at 2017-04-17 12:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Here's hoping being hurt brings wisdom.

#1 | POSTED BY ZED

You first.

#4 | Posted by tontonmacoute at 2017-04-17 01:28 PM | Reply

You first.

#4 | Posted by tontonmacoute at

No, no. Age before beauty. as always.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2017-04-17 01:31 PM | Reply

Most Americans didn't vote for him, but that didn't matter either.

#6 | Posted by bat4255 at 2017-04-17 01:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When is he going to tear up the Iran agreement?

That, and 6 or 8 other things, was supposed to happen on day 1. I haven't heard anything about it since sometime last year though..

#7 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-04-17 02:46 PM | Reply

I guess this shows that 45% of Americans watch only Faux News. I never would have guessed the number was that high. Maybe it includes those who don't take in any news at all.

#8 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-04-17 03:34 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by Sully

Don't be surprised if 45% of Americans do believe in werewolves...

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-04-17 03:54 PM | Reply

I mean given how many he has already failed to keep or done an about face on I am shocked the number is 45%. He has outright flip flopped on many and failed to deliver on some of the big ones. It's like he is in a diving competition and instead of doing a dive he landed a cannon ball all over his voters instead.

The only ones that he seems to be working on at all are a handful of his key populist ones and I kind of question how much he is working on those. Then again he may actually be learning and working things through more "normal" channels now and THAT is scary.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-04-17 04:02 PM | Reply

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Trump voters don't think.

Donnie isn't going to keep any promises.

His voters have already expressed how stupid they are when they voted for him.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-04-17 04:18 PM | Reply

45%, eh? I wonder how many trade partners, allies and those with whom The Gripper negotiates think he (and our government, by extension) will keep promises. Putin, however, is not worried about little d's unbreakable vow to protect and defend all things Russian, since Vlad the Banker knows that he can call Trump's loans and tell the world he is doing so if any loan covenants are breached by the King of Debt...

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2017-04-17 04:38 PM | Reply

"Americans Don't Think Trump Keeps His Promises"

That's one of President Trump's good qualities!

#13 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2017-04-18 06:05 AM | Reply

Most Americans didn't vote for him, but that didn't matter either. -#6 | Posted by bat4255 at 2017-04-17 01:54 PM

Most Americans didn't vote for anyone, so of course it doesn't matter.

#14 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-18 07:54 AM | Reply

Well, since only 26% of eligible voters voted for him, he doesn't have much of a mandate, does he? mises.org

#15 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-04-18 08:01 PM | Reply

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