Sunday, July 16, 2017

ABC News: 6 months in, a record low for Trump, with troubles from Russia to health care


Mod: The Orange Man is now charting new levels of unpopularity for any POTUS at this point in their administration. You do have to wonder if perhaps the Republican Party has begun to find life unbearable and has decided to end it all by sticking with this extraordinarily disrespected and unpopular fellow. Is another explanation? 

6 months in, a record low for Trump, with troubles from Russia to health care (ABC News link):  Americans give President Donald Trump the lowest six-month approval rating of any president in polls dating back 70 years, punctuated by questions about his competence on the world stage, his effectiveness, the GOP health care plan and Russia’s role in the 2016 election.

Just 36 percent of Americans polled in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of Trump’s job performance, down 6 points from his 100-day mark, itself a low. The previous president closest to this level at or near six months was Gerald Ford, at 39 percent, in February 1975.

Sixty-three percent in this poll, produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates, say it was inappropriate for Trump’s son, son-in-law and campaign manager to have met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign. Six in 10 also think Russia tried to influence the campaign, and among those who say so, 67 percent think Trump aides helped, similar to results in April.

Yet the Russia controversy is just one on the list of Trump’s troubles. Just 38 percent say he’s making significant progress toward his goals; 55 percent think not. With no apparent help from the G-20 summit, two-thirds don’t trust him to negotiate with other world leaders -- or with Russian President Vladimir Putin specifically -- on America’s behalf. And about half say the country’s world leadership has grown weaker under Trump; just 27 percent say it’s gotten stronger.

On his party’s signature campaign issue, health care, Americans by a 2-1 margin prefer Obamacare over the Republican plan to replace it, 50-24 percent. (Another quarter either want something else entirely, 17 percent, or are undecided, 9 percent.) “Strong” preference for the existing law surpasses strong preference for the GOP plan by 20 percentage points. Relevant to proposed GOP cuts in the growth of Medicaid, the public by a broad 63-27 percent says it’s more important to provide health care coverage for low-income Americans than to cut taxes.

Mod: The rest of this article from ABC News is available at the link provided above.

Why people are comparing Donald Trump Jr. to The Godfather’s Fredo Corleone (Vox.com link): The New York Times reported over the weekend that Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son and one of his most vocal proxies, met with a Russian lawyer on June 9, 2016 — shortly after his father became the apparent Republican nominee for president — allegedly because he was made an offer he couldn’t refuse: damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

And then, in an apparent effort to downplay the story, Trump Jr. instead confirmed it, in a story that keeps snowballing.

The sequence of events immediately renewed interest in a pop cultural comparison we’ve seen before: between Trump Jr. and Fredo Corleone, second son of mob don Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic Godfather films. Twitter, being Twitter, was merciless:


Don Jr.’s attempt to salvage his reputation by sabotaging it instead certainly prompts the Fredo comparison — and, the Daily Beast reports, it turns out this isn’t a new nickname. Some staffers had reportedly been calling Donald Jr. Fredo (and Ivanka Michael) behind his back since the days of the campaign, when it became obvious that he lived in terror of displeasing his father but couldn’t seem to help doing so anyway:


Mod: More at the link.

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36 comments:

  1. Well that settles the issue once and for all. Based on the latest twit tweet from the Madman there was no collusion of his campaign with Russia because his former campaign staff Michael Caputo said so. You know, the Michael Caputo who once did PR work for Vladimir Putin and Russian media. Case closed! Nothing to see here!

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  2. Ah; the Progressives continue their addiction of; if only we could have convinced our party to show up and vote, we would be happily on our way to being a Socialist Country.
    What will the Dems do for an encore? Bring back Hillary!

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    1. Thanks, Comrade.

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    2. If you are so against socialists countries, 6:52, why does the Orange Thing love Putin so much?

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    3. Hillary's party won the popular vote
      Idiot

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  3. Just about anyone you bring back will be better, just don't bring back an idiot.

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  4. Please give a list of every things that was wrong with Hillary. I would love to check your list for lies.

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  5. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/342212-trumps-approval-rating-at-record-low

    President Trump’s approval rating after six months in office is the lowest of any president in the past 70 years, according to a new poll.

    Just 36 percent of Americans in the ABC News/Washington Post poll released early Sunday approve of the job Trump is doing, while 58 percent disagree.

    Trump’s approval rating has fallen 6 points since a similar survey 100 days into his presidency, pollsters noted, which was also a low.

    The latest results follow news that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer offering damaging information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

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  6. Schiff: Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting 'Clear Evidence' Of Intent To Collude

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, on Sunday called Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer after he was promised alleged damaging information on Hillary Clinton “about as clear evidence” as it is possible to find of intent to collude with Russia to aid his father’s campaign.

    “This is about as clear evidence you could find of intent by the campaign to collude with the Russians, to get useful information from the Russians,” Schiff said on ABC News’ “This Week.”

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/schiff-trump-jr-russia-meeting-clear-evidence-intent-to-collude

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  7. Rand Paul: McConnell doesn't have votes for health care bill
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/16/rand-paul-mcconnell-health-care-bill-votes-240600

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    1. McConnell also doesn't have a chin. Or a heart.

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    2. Or the ability to put together enough votes in the Senate to undo Obamacare.

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  8. Might have something to do with the facts: Russia put him in office, he is totally unqualified, his racism, sexism and homophobia and his narcissism and nepotism.

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  9. Thank God, 8:08. Now call your Congresspersons and tell them to vote against the proposed law to allow silencers on guns. Who in their right mind would want that? Gee, the NRA, the KKK and American Nazi party, all who partied and held celebration rallies after Trump was elected.

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  10. HOW TRUMP INVITED PUTIN TO HACK THE ELECTION. EVERY LAST UTTERANCE
    http://www.newsweek.com/how-trump-invited-putin-hack-election-every-last-utterance-637090

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  11. It's all very simple:

    Putin/Russian oligarchs want to destroy NATO and America's global influence; Trump could not get loans from U.S. banks; Trump always said he would run for President; Russian oligarchs provide loans to Trump; Trump has major business investments in Russia;; Trump would do anything to protect his investments; Putin knows Trump would do anything to protect his investments; Putin could easily destroy Trump's investments and get his loans called; Trump runs for President; Candidate Trump threatens to disband NATO and asks for Russian help getting elected; Putin helps install Trump as President; Putin has a puppet in the White House; Republicans in the House and Senate know Trump is Putin's puppet; Republicans in the House and Senate know they can save America from Putin; Republicans in the House and Senate instead willfully collaborate with Putin/Trump; Republican collaborators in the House and Senate seal Putin's conquest of NATO and America.

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    1. Sounds like a definition of treason to me. Bags of gold for betrating the country. We certainly know what Trump's price is.

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    2. Corrupt elite politician

      Trolls got trumped
      Still wanking about hillary

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  12. "betrating?" Really?

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    1. Thank you Spelling Nanny.

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    2. Instead of playing the mispelling gotcha game, check the keyboard and notice how close a key stroke is, as in this betrating RT key stroke, and let it go. If it makes a big difference in meaning you can ask for clarification.

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  13. I agree 7:23am. Keep Barry Obama out of the White House.

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    1. At least Obama got more votes than his opponents.

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    2. That's cute you're on a first name basis with him

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    3. 3:24 is a Putin lover.

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  14. Why not? Why not Treason from the Republican Party? The Democratic Party has committed Treason for years and years and years.

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    1. No Democratic president has gotten into bed with a hostile foreign dictator like Trump has.

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    2. You're so right. Nixon's level of corruption was stricktly domestic treachery.

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  15. List some of the acts of treason that you attribute to the Democratic Party. A party cannot commit treason but a single politician can or his operatives.

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  16. LoL. Ask any Chicagoan if their life was made better from their hometown guy sitting in the WH for eight years.
    For that matter, what did he do for you? or this Country?
    3:31pm. Not necessarily, no one really knows for sure who President Bill Clinton slept around with.

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  17. Truth Alert: With the acknowledgement and direction from President Obama, guns sold to the Mexican Cartel, were the same guns used to kill American Border Agents.
    The White House then buried the deal gone bad and the press sided with the White House.
    A request for a Congressional investigation is forth coming.

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    1. Stop being a coward.

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    2. Old fake news. 4:36. Go ask Uncle Vlad for a bliny.

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    3. Sorry to burst the Fox bubble you live in, but that program started under Bush the Lesser.

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  18. Daddy, make this all go away? Your the President you can do anything?

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    1. Trump. Weakest president in a long time.

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