Trump polls way down
Not soon enough for 61% of the American public who think he is doing a lousy job in the White House. This is the lowest yet for the Quinnipiac University poll where his biggest upset is the fact that with whites without a college degree, only 29 percent said they approve strongly of how Trump is handling his job, while 49% disapprove . This is the demographic that elected him in 2016. There’s more…
- “An overwhelming 67 percent of non-college whites supported Trump, as opposed to only 28 percent who supported Hillary Clinton. Whites without a college degree also find the president unfavorable — 49 percent — opposed to 45 percent who view him favorably.”
12 of Trump staff fired or resigned already
Quinnipiac also found that 63 percent of those surveyed believe the Russians interfered in the 2016 election, with 30 percent saying Trump did something illegal, and 30 percent saying he did something unethical. A majority of voters are embarrassed that Donald Trump is their President as compared to being proud, and a whopping 71% do not think he is balanced. The last one is the most troubling and the trait is borne out by the fact that there have been 12 departures from the Trump administration in the first six months he has been in office…
- Anthony Scaramucci, Communications Director, after only 100 days (864,000 seconds)
- Sally Yates, Acting Attorney General, from Obama administration, only 11 days
- Michael Flynn, national security adviser, only 23 days
- Katie Walsh, deputy chief of staff to Priebus, 70 days
- Mike Dubke, first communications director, 86 days
- Angella Reid, White House usher, 106 days
- James Comey, FBI Director, 110 days
- KT McFarland, deputy national security adviser, 118 days
- Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, 181 days
- Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, 183 days
- Michael Short, deputy press secretary, 187 days
- Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff, 189 days
Who will be next???
If you can get your mind beyond all that, who do you think is next? Attorney General Jeff Sessions? Not likely since he is a former Senator and the good old boys of that chamber are backing him. Special counsel Robert Mueller? Probably not since Congress has inferred that might be grounds for impeachment. How about Steve Bannon, Trump’s top adviser or Jared Kushner, the son-in-law who supposedly colluded with the Russians, even Donald Trump, Jr., also being vigorously investigated for his Russian shenanigans. The way Bannon has survived so far indicates to me he has something in his pocket about T-rump, and the other two are family.
Here’s an MSNBC video of the latest Quinnipiac Poll…
The firing of Anthony Scaramucci
The new chief of staff, John Kelly’s first task was a hatchet job on former communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who actually deserved a beheading. It was quick and deadly but no one really knows where the order came from since the need for the Mooch’s firing was so obviously called for. When Huckabee Sanders said he boss condoned Scaramucci’s behavior, everyone figured it was no holds barred for a new form of White House vulgarity. Since John Kelly rarely talks about his beliefs, and Army cronies say he follows orders, there is concern that things will still come from the top with T-rump giving the orders.
Looks like a tsunami at the White House
When Quinnipiac tried to determine what was actually causing the plunge in poll numbers, Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Poll commented, “The daily drip drip of missteps and firings and discord are generating a tidal wave of bad polling numbers.” It’s more like there was an earthquake in the ocean of politics and there is a tsunami roaring through the American public. [my words] Malloy added…
- “Profound embarrassment over his performance in office and deepening concern over his level-headedness have to raise the biggest red flags.”
It’s all about the Trump brand
It is hard to imagine there is anything Donald Trump could do to raise his favorability ratings, and it is even more doubtful that he cares. I have said before many times that Donald Trump is in the White House for one reason, to promote the Trump brand. He did it with his travel decision on Turkey, again with the peddling of his golf courses and Ivanka’s jewelry and clothes. This sort of thing has been unconscionable until…Donald Trump entered the Oval Office. So now he rides out the wave of unpopularity until he has sucked every bit of Trump prosperity out of the White House. Then he’ll go his way with his family of simpletons and leave the United States fucked up.