According to a report at Politico, aides to embattled President Donald Trump feed him data from internal polls that don't reflect public sentiment in order to keep his spirits up -- although some White House insiders call the numbers "delusional."
Like many presidents, Trump is fascinated with how he is perceived by the public and has been know to forward polls showing support from the American public to members of Congress to keep them in line with his agenda.
The report notes that White House aides show Trump polls designed to make him feel good, according to insiders, with many of those same polls weighted towards voters who cast ballots for him in 2016 or have made their enthusiasm for Trump known.
According to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former Trump adviser, Trump is obsessed with his polling numbers as if he is still running for office.
America's brand has taken a major hit in the age of Trump.
At least that's according to a survey that ranks the world's best nation brands.
The United States lands with an overall No. 6 ranking in the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index, which measures 50 nations in multiple categories, including governance, exports, culture, people, tourism and immigration/investment. The United States was the overall No. 1 in 2016, but Germany took the top spot this year.
The source of America's big drop? President Donald Trump, says Simon Anholt, a political consultant who developed the brand survey more than a decade ago.
Republican Indianapolis city councilman Jeff Miller has been charged with three counts of child molesting, fondling or touching after two 10-year-old girls alleged he inappropriately touched and massaged them, Fox 59 reports.
The charges come after Channel 8 WISH-TV Friday reported Miller was under investigation for an Oct. 20 incident listed as "sex crime -- child fondling." Authorities reportedly executed a search warrant in Miller's home the following day.
According to the affidavit, Miller submitted the two young girls to fondling between Sept. 1 and Oct. 20, including massaging one of the victim's legs and patting her buttocks. During a search of Miller's home, police looked for "a bin of massage stuff."
"When Jeff massages her, he uses all of the various massage tools in the box of massage stuff she described earlier," the affidavit reads.
In every gun massacre in America, from five dead in rural California to 26 massacred in a tiny Texas church, from 49 slaughtered at a Florida nightclub to 600 shot in 10 minutes at a Vegas music festival, from shopping malls to elementary schools, college campuses to, well, pretty much every city, town and gathering place in Trump-ravaged America, there's a straight line that runs from the grossly armed shooter, to the extremist GOP, to the NRA lobbyists who donate' millions to their campaigns, all wrapped in the blood-soaked lie of America as some sort of macho, pseudo-cowboy gunslinger that "needs" millions of guns to protect itself from, well, all the other guns.
Former President George H.W. Bush is facing allegations that he squeezed a teenager's buttocks in 2003.
In an interview with Time magazine published Monday, Roslyn Corrigan said she was 16 years old when Bush, then 79, touched her inappropriately at a November 2003 event in The Woodlands, Texas, office of the CIA, where her father had gathered with fellow intelligence officers and family members to meet Bush.
Corrigan told the magazine Bush groped her buttocks as she and her mother, Sari Young, posed for a photograph with the former president.
Corrigan's account is similar to those shared by at least three other women who say they were touched inappropriately during photo ops with the former president.