The president needs friends. They’ve all abandoned him like he just ate a taco bowl with extra cilantro. That’s what pulling your punches with neo-Nazis will do for your social life.
No more CEOs to kick around.
Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017
Trump’s approval rating is at the lowest it’s ever been, just when we thought it couldn’t get lower. It’s 35 percent.
The Marist poll found 60 percent of voters view Trump unfavorably — his highest level of unpopularity since January — and 34 percent have a favorable view of the president.
Sixty percent of Americans also do not feel Trump is honest and trustworthy, compared to 37 percent who believe Trump.
It doesn’t matter that some of the stuff Trump says is right. He went into that forbidden place of making Nazis look good. So really, any possible defense, by definition, violates Godwin’s Law.
In fact, Godwin himself agreed the J. Crew tiki brigade is a-okay to be called Nazis, So that leaves nowhere else to go, except out of the room. If you, like Gen. John Kelly, are forced to be in the room with the press while POTUS is filling it with foul flatulence, you best hold your nose (he did).
That doesn’t mean Trump has no friends. It’s just that his friends are somewhat unavailable to be with him. Not counting his Pepe-loving friends (whom nobody wants), 25 percent–give or take–of Americans love him.
Asked if they could “think of anything that Trump could do, or fail to do, in his term as president that would make you disapprove of the job he is doing,” about 60% of Trump supporters said no, according to a new nationwide poll released by Monmouth University in New Jersey. That’s equivalent to about one-quarter of all Americans overall, given Trump’s current level of support.
That’s about equal to the number who, even if Trump emerged in Virginia with a brand new soul and a cross of gold, gave away all his money, and acted presidential for the rest of his term, would still hate him with the heat of a thousand uneclipsed suns.
At the other end of the scale, most of those who disapprove of Trump said that they could not “think of anything Trump could do, other than resign, in his term as president that would make you approve of the job he is doing.” They made up 28% of the total, just slightly larger than the 24% who said they would support Trump no matter what.
The Iranians are making fun of him; Kim Jong-un thinks Trump is crazier than he is.
In an emergency come-home call, Vice President Pence is flying home early to change the presidential diaper.
The White House–in exile in New York or New Jersey–better figure out what it’s doing. Maybe Hope Hicks can be David to Trump’s Saul and calm him when an evil spirit from God comes into him.
Perhaps they should stay in Bedminster and not return to the Dump in the Swamp.
Clearly, this presidency is not going well. And just when we say to ourselves, “it cannot get any worse,” Donkey comes out to give a press conference. I really don’t know what he could say that’s worse than giving a pass to Nazis. Maybe insult the pope (again)?
An intervention of major proportions is in order here. Let’s hope someone talks some sense into him, because 25 percent of Americans who worship him might soon find themselves unemployed, ostracized, and generally treated as pariahs, or they might be forced to change their tunes.
Cross posted from The New Americana.