Friday, May 12, 2017

New York Magazine: Voters Describe Trump As ‘Idiot’ and ‘Liar’ in Disastrous New Poll

Mod: Today's article discusses some of Donald Trump's disastrous recent polling results. Apparently Benedict Donald has developed something of a public image problem. These numbers do not reflect the controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey, so expect even worse results very soon. 

Voters Describe Trump As ‘Idiot’ and ‘Liar’ in Disastrous New Poll (New York Magazine link): Over the last week, Quinnipiac University asked Americans for the first word that comes to mind when they think of President Trump. The answer given more times than any other was “idiot,” followed by “incompetent” and “liar.”

Given the above sentiment, there’s little surprise that Trump is down to a 36 percent approval rating in the university’s latest national poll. The mark sits just one percentage point above the 35 percent approval rating he got on April 4, his lowest since taking office.

It’s not just the approval rating. Every number in this poll is bad. The majority of Americans say Trump is “not honest,” lacks leadership skills, doesn’t care about average Americans, is not “level-headed,” and does not share their values. On the economy, immigration, foreign policy, and terrorism, more Americans disapprove than approve of the job he’s doing.

Perhaps the most revelatory number in this poll, which shows that Trump is floundering even in the eyes of his fans, is his support among white men. Approval among this bedrock group for Trump dropped below 50 percent in the past week, with only 48 percent of white men saying the president is doing a good job. Forty-six percent disagreed.

And that’s not even the poll result that would most enrage Trump. This is: When it comes to who Americans trust to tell them the truth, 57 percent say the media wins out over Trump.

Trump Told He Would Not Be Greeted Warmly at FBI: Officials (NBC News link): The White House has abandoned the idea of President Trump visiting FBI headquarters after being told he would not be greeted warmly, administration officials told NBC News.

Amid the continuing fallout over his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, Trump was considering an appearance at the FBI's J Edgar Hoover Building in downtown Washington, DC. The White House publicly floated the idea as recently as Thursday morning.

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, asked by a reporter whether such a visit was imminent, replied, I believe that it's very likely that takes place sometime in the next few days."

But that idea was dropped later Thursday, administration officials said, after the FBI told the White House the optics would not be good. FBI officials made clear that the president would not draw many smiles and cheers, having just unceremoniously sacked a very popular director.

And FBI agents said that, while many of them voted for Trump, after the president unceremoniously fired a very popular director, few were ready to meet him at the bureau with open arms.

"My sense is most FBI employees feel a loyalty to Comey," one person who works at headquarters told NBC News. "And whether they agree or disagree with the way he handled the email case, like and respect him ... Trump would not be well-received at headquarters."

Mod: Have we ever had a president before who was afraid to visit the FBI?

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    1. Everybody is saying it!

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  2. My neighbor uses to talk trump all time. But now I have noticed we talk about normal subjects. Kids wives the flowers we planted college baseball. He has toned down on his enthusiasm on trump I hope this is happening nationwide. Since trump started running I have seen a rationale middle aged man turn into a trump groupie maybe he is pulling back.

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    1. President Trump's approval rating has reached near-record lows, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

      The survey of registered voters found that 36 percent say they approve of Trump's job performance, compared to 58 percent who disapprove. Trump's approval has fallen from the 40 percent recorded in the same poll released in mid-April.

      "There is no way to spin or sugarcoat these sagging numbers," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "[These] are red flags that the administration simply can't brush away."

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    2. Trump is an accurate reflection of a majority of those that supported him and a complete reflection of those who continue to support him regardless of his actions

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  3. Saw a great bumper sticker: "Does Your Trump Bumper Sticker Make You Feel Stupid Yet?"

    It is hard to admit regret but one only learns from admitting regret. We'll see how pigheaded #45's voters are soon enough or how many are "smart" enough to admit they were wrong.

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    1. They weren't wrong, they were only given the choice between a buffoon or a criminal. Pathetic that was the best America had to offer...

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    2. Actually they elected both a pathetic buffoon and a criminal. All in one bewigged orange colored dumbass turncoat.

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    3. Clinton not charged with or guilty of any crime. Just a career corporate politician.

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  4. It is becoming clear Trump is falling apart under the pressure of the investigation. He acts like a guilty man waiting for the police to knock on the door. The GOP is not doing the country any favors protecting Trump.

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    1. Classic New York style mob coverup. (Ny Russian mob included). Only this time Guliani not defending not prosecuting.

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    2. Giuliani is crazy, Trump is crazy. Is mental insanity a requirement for draining the swamp?

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  5. Trump threatens to cancel White House briefings because it is ‘not possible’ for his spokespeople to speak with ‘perfect accuracy’

    President Trump threatened Friday morning to end White House press briefings, arguing that “it is not possible” for his staff to speak with “perfect accuracy” to the American public.

    Trump's comments come after his description of his decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey in an NBC News interview Thursday flatly contradicted the accounts provided earlier by White House officials, including Vice President Pence, exposing their explanations as misleading and in some cases false.

    In a pair of tweets sent Friday, Trump suggested he might do away with the daily press briefings at the White House and instead have his spokespeople communicate to the public only via “written responses.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/05/12/trump-threatens-to-cancel-white-house-briefings-because-it-is-not-possible-to-always-tell-the-truth/?utm_term=.e41cf0d77f0d&wpisrc=al_alert-politics&wpmk=1

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    1. This guy can't get anything right.

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  6. If Trump ordered a nuclear missile attack on North Korea would the military carry it out?

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    1. Probably... they're corrupt too.

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    2. Yes unfortunately.

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    3. People of good conscience say "No" when they know the leader is a fool. It can be hard in the short term, but they are vindicated eventually.

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    4. They would because it is their sworn duty to follow the orders of the Commander in Chief (child president) unless they are forced to stage a coup and that would be the end of our democracy it may be warranted in the case of trumps' insanity.

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    5. They would--too many in the military pronounce it "nucular."

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    6. No. People in the military aren't robots. The order would be stopped before it got to the silo.

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    7. Yes, and besides Mike Pence would back it up. Pence sees it as the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.

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    8. Military invaded Iraq illegally. They do what theyre told.

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    9. 8:59, you're correct. I see Trump as a buffoon. Pence is dangerous.

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  7. How Russian blackmail worksMay 12, 2017 at 7:52 AM

    Putin keeps Trump on a short leash. Trump was supposed to lift sanctions, stop interference in Eastern Europe and destroy NATO while weakening our government. With no progress in sight, Putin decides to remind Trump that he can blow his cover at any time.

    So when Trump little needs to have photo op with his Russian cohorts, Putin demands a meeting without U.S. press and gets a nice photo.

    And now Putin is asking for Russian property that was kept when Obama expelled the Russians.

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  8. Trump is 'out of control,' former FBI official says of the president's tweets

    President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey as FBI director threatens the independence of America's top law enforcement agency, a former FBI official told CNBC.
    "This is not going to end well for this administration," the former official said.
    "Trump is out of control," the former official continued, adding that what the president has done "goes against core American values."

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/05/12/trump-is-out-of-control-former-fbi-official-says-of-the-presidents-tweets.html

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  9. I believe it would be better if Pence was removed before trumps downfall.

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    1. true. He's a complete nut. He claims to be holy etc but align himself with Trump - his agenda is Armageddon.

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  10. Are there any Republican Patriots?

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    1. It since lincoln

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    2. Yes. They're very patriotic toward Mother Russia.

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    3. It used to be Russia's "useful idiots" came from the left. Today they all seem to be "conservatives."

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    4. How much funding has the Tea Party received from Russia?

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    5. The Tea Party is perfectly nourished by the American oligarchy. Read Dark Money.

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    6. The oligarchy loves themselves that Russian money. The American Traitor Class.

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  11. This is a one sided mob. Comey, Lynch and others protected the Clinton's illegal actions. Where is the special prosecutors and the hearing required to put them in jail. You can clearly see that Comey and Lynch continues to give them a get out of jail card for failing to abide and comply with federal law. Tax evasion and federal email fraud is a federal offense. The system, the swamp, the turds need Togo. Trump will continue to shake up the truds. Many of these posts are from federal employees, maybe they need to go also. Why should we the tax payer continue to pay them for cadalic insurance planned and pensions when they continue to fail to perform!

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    1. You're kind of an idiot, Trump Guy. Your comments prove it.

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    2. I know you don't like Negroes but Togo is a beautiful country I would love to visit again. I can "clearly see" that Comey and Lynch are not empowered to give anybody a "get out of jail card". What is a trud?
      Are you even real? You're very stupid if you are......

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    3. You're the swamp turn. Your fake news still gets disproven here every day. I would say trump sold you out but clearly you've already proven yourself valueless so nothing to sell

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    4. The only reason this infinitely stupid troll keeps bringing up the last election is because he is desperately trying to derail the conversation. The sitting President of the United States is under investigation by the FBI and other agencies for TREASON. That is a big thing, and people want to discuss it. All the troll can do about it is babble and wretch.

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    5. That word "t***" is offensive. If that is the only communication level Trump supporters are capable of, then their comments should be deleted. Disgusting.

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  12. Trump’s warning to Comey deepens doubts about his respect for the rule of law
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/05/12/daily-202-trump-s-warning-to-comey-deepens-doubts-about-his-respect-for-the-rule-of-law/5915063ee9b69b209cf2b814/

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  13. Here's a report on Dumps mental health and other Dump actions llikely leading to eventual impeachment:

    Trump's Fitness To Serve Is 'Officially Part Of The Discussion In Congress'

    FA - May 4, 2017

    [Copyright 2017 Fresh Air]...

    http://www.npr.org/2017/05/04/526857048/trump-s-fitness-to-serve-is-officially-part-of-the-discussion-in-congress?sc=17&f=13&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

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  14. I think Donald Trump must be a very lonely person. It seems like he doesn't one true friend in the world. Otherwise someone would warn him about what he's done, what he is doing, and he would lay off twitter.

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    1. The yes people around him have contributed to his fall as much as he has himself. "Yeah, Mr. Prez, send another tweet. That'll get 'em. Yeah, abolish free speech. You're the prez, right?"
      7th grade bullies, bravado on top, fear underneath.

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    2. I'm not sure they have much choice. Say something the Orange Snowflake doesn't want to hear from you and Boom! You're Fired!

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    3. Evil people and those who lack empathy are usually lonely, self loathing, and die a lonely death.

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  15. President Trump is just a horrible,frightened,entitled,sheltered from reality, child.I pity the poor fool.


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    1. Horrible because he creates his own alternate reality. But he's clever and powerful.

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    2. Disagree with "clever."
      He was born into privilege, and somehow managed to stay there. Can't figure it out - maybe because he wasn't a drinker or doper.

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  16. Rather than to an elite NY or CT private school, his parents sent him to military school. Must have had a lot of problems with him. Some things can't be taught away.

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    1. Yeah, but when the time came for 4F Don to face the draft and serve with real military men and women, he suddenly grew heel spurs. Big orange pussy.

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    2. It wouldn't be surprising if some of the neighbors' pets went missing.

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  17. Satire is getting better and better:Meyer, Noah, Sat Nite Live, etc.
    That will continue to hurt the lying, crazy, orange thug.

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  18. Trump lives like a king, while those Sierra Madre tax payers continue to get taxed for UUT and water taxes each and every year. Lol

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