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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Presidential Trump is blaming special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe for his relatively low approval ratings, adding that he believes it's "presidential harassment."




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"The president's average approval rating is 43.3 percent, according to Real Clear Politics."

He also blames climate change, death, and taxes on the Mueller investigation.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-06 11:49 AM | Reply

Pres Trump should look in the mirror and take responsibility for what he does for a change.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-06 11:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"It's called Presidential Harassment!"

That should be a meme that never dies. The most powerful man on the planet is whining like a baby about "Presidential Harassment!" Just too hilarious!

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-06 12:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Presidential harassment?

How do Trumps ratings during this investigation compare to Clinton's during his?

#4 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2018-12-06 12:42 PM | Reply

People would like me more if I wasn't a traitor. Stop calling me a traitor. You're the traitor.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2018-12-06 01:54 PM | Reply

re Trumps complaint about his approval rating:

Please clap.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2018-12-06 01:54 PM | Reply

... my approval rating would be at 75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen ...

I am surprised it is as high as 50%. Oh wait, Pres Trump selected the highest polling he has received.

Looking at the Real Clear Politics summary:


it looks like his approval is around 43.3, and his disapproval is around 52.5.

Maybe one reason the approval is so low is Pres Trump's uncanny knack to hire criminals into his administration, and the voters do not like that.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-06 02:29 PM | Reply

Who else is he going to blame? He certainly isn't going to take any responsibility himself.

Metaphorically (or maybe not) Mueller is about to slap the cuffs on this common (and stupid) criminal. Without a defense, thanks to Mueller's very clever evidence gathering, he has no choice but to take the victimhood route followed by rages, threats, more blame-games and digging for ways to retaliate.

Trump is nothing if not predictable.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-12-06 11:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

His approval rating will skyrocket when he finishes The Big Strong Tall Powerful Physical Impenetrable Wall, or BSTPPIW.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-12-06 11:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

With a side of MAGA.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-12-06 11:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1



Which begs the question, what is wrong with 43% of the country?

#11 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-07 10:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Some people are going to stick with Trump until the bitter end, thus ensuring the end will be very bitter indeed. Think how long it took before most Republicans turned against Bush/Cheney. It will be like that only worse because Trump is worse and his hardcore followers are sycophants akin to brainwashed cult believers.

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-12-07 10:55 AM | Reply

I'm pretty sure the low approval ratings are caused by people not being very happy with the POTUS regardless of what anyone else has done. Just like when Obama's approval rating was 57%. And W's was in the 50s. And Clinton's. And Bush's. And on and on.

In fact, Trump saying this would be just like Clinton blaming his low approval ratings on Lewinsky, which would have been hilarious, just really really dumb.

#13 | Posted by humtake at 2018-12-07 12:13 PM | Reply

Comrade Humtake's deflection shields at high!

#14 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-12-07 12:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

In fact, Trump saying this would be just like Clinton blaming his low approval ratings on Lewinsky, which would have been hilarious, just really really dumb.

#13 | Posted by humtake

Clinton could not blame his "low approval ratings" on Lewinsky. Apparently he didn't have low approval ratings after Lewinsky.

Since after Bill proved what an Alpha Male he was and then got impeached for lying to protect his wife's dignity Bill Clinton's approval ratings went thru the roof.

After his impeachment proceedings in 1998 and 1999, Clinton's rating reached its highest point at 73% approval. He finished with a Gallup poll approval rating of 65%, higher than that of every other departing president measured since Harry Truman. -wiki

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-12-07 01:41 PM | Reply

Oh come on people!

Its so obvious Meuller held a gun to Trumplethinskin's head and forced him to act like a douche. He never gets a break.

#16 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-12-08 07:06 AM | Reply

Which begs the question, what is wrong with 43% of the country?


Fox News, right-wing radio and (tribal) social networking.

#17 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-12-09 01:13 AM | Reply

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