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Saturday, March 4, 2017

A Majority of Americans Are Embarrassed by Trump

Below you will read that a majority of Americans are embarrassed by #45 (left out of this poll are the number of American allies who are embarrassed for us).

The poll shows that even though a majority of Americans see Trump as a liar, a buffoon, and untrustworthy, his supporters don't. They love their liar, buffoon, and deceiver.

This week we saw another member of his inner circle, his AG, get caught lying to the American people. #45 has wracked up a formidable score on the lies he's told over the course of his campaign and during the less than two months of his chaotic presidency, and apparently he's chosen people to surround him who do the same.

The American people were told that #45's administration was working on a new Muslim ban directive that would be presented to the country as quickly as possible because of the grave importance it is to America's safety.

Where's the new ban? 

The rollout keeps getting pushed back for dubious reasons -- one reason was that #45's people didn't want to "step on" the good press #45 got from his teleprompter speech to a joint session of Congress this past week. That "good press" dissolved within 24 hours upon the scandalous report that #45's AG lied, under oath, to Congress. So there went #45's looking "presidential" after reading someone else's teleprompter speech.

Here's where Lord Dampnut stands with the American people -- and this was BEFORE the Jeff Sessions scandal.

Politics Analysis 

A majority of Americans are embarrassed by President Trump

Two polls released [last] week offer that downside to President Trump.

New surveys from Quinnipiac University and McClatchy-Marist reveal that Trump — never terribly popular nationally — continues to be seen as dishonest, a poor leader and unstable. What’s more, the U.S. is embarrassed by him.

Note, as will be the case throughout these results, that there’s a wide partisan split on this question. Democrats almost uniformly describe themselves as embarrassed.

Republicans describe themselves as proud. (According to the pollsters, those feelings are strong among those who describe themselves as stronger partisans, too.)

Overall, though, thanks in part to a majority of independents saying that they’re embarrassed, 58 percent of the country uses that term to describe its feelings about Trump’s first month in office. What’s more, Quinnipiac’s polling found that concerns about Trump’s personality that haunted him throughout the campaign have not been ameliorated much.

 A majority of Americans still see Trump as not honest.

A new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that while people may be broadly unhappy with the mainstream media, they still think it's more credible than Trump.

The president regularly accuses the press of “fake news,” but people see more “fake news” coming out of his own mouth.

The poll asked who registered voters “trust more to tell you the truth about important issues.” A majority — 52 percent — picked the media.

Just 37 percent picked Trump.


Watch Lord Dampnut's approval rating increase among his supporters now that his straight jacket worthy Tweet is out there:

Trump tweets that 'bad (or sick) guy!' Obama had phones wiretapped during campaign

Trump on Saturday angrily accused former president Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up to the election. 

 Citing no evidence to support his explosive allegation, Trump said in a series of five tweets sent Saturday morning that Obama was “wire tapping” his New York offices before the election in a move he compared to McCarthyism. “Bad (or sick) guy!” he said of his predecessor, adding that the surveillance resulted in “nothing found.”

After sending out his straight jacket worthy Tweet accusing President Obama of wiretapping his phone and stealing his strawberries, #45 tweeted about Arnold Schwarzenegger leaving the show "The New Celebrity Apprentice." 

Aren't you proud, America, of #45? 

Dear Gawd.  

Four years of an Insane Clown and his Posse in the White House.

  1. A 70-year old man who watches 6 hours of TV a day, plays lots of golf, and always seems to be in Florida is a retiree, not a President.
  2. In some countries, it's common to investigate your political enemies simply because they dare to question you. Russia, for instance.


Shaw Kenawe said...

And this is why #45's supporters will never abandon him: Like Trump, they blame others for his FUBARS:

Fox’s Greg Gutfeld Suggests Sen. Franken Duped Sessions Into Lying About Contacts With Russia

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld surely deserves an award for Most Creative Way To Blame Democrats for the Trump administration’s Russia problems, specifically the fact that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was just caught lying to Congress about his contacts with Russia.

GOP: "he party of personal responsibility -- but only for other people, not them."

Dave Miller said...

Of course Trump cited no evidence... there is none. And yes, those extremist bloggers are hard at work reblogging this stuff.true or not under the guise of "it was reported today."

Maybe the reality of Trump is causing these folks to just say and publish stupid stuff.

The party of taking responsibility for you own actions... today's GOP!

Rational Nation USA said...

I was having a couple of brews at Iron Duke Brewery yesterday with Tim, an Irish immigrant that came to the USA in 1989. He considers himself a proud American today but of course has remained in contact with his family and friends in Europe. We finally got around to discussing Trump and it was obvious very quickly Tim has no use for The Donald.

At the conclusion of the T-discussion Tim made two comments that I found interesting, both were true. 1) Tim said Trump does not the represent the majority of Americans he knows, and 2) Most of his family, friends, and associates in Europe are giving Trump the big middle one.

How in the hell can republicans as a party and group of Americans be so far removed from the reality of what Trump really is?

Jerry Critter said...

How do you dupe someone into lying?

Infidel753 said...

So about 78% of Republicans are "proud" of the "conduct" of this hateful and delusional dingbat. Similar numbers see him as honest, level-headed, and uniting the country (from graphs at the link).

The Republicans have become the party of gullible fools.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Infidel753"The Republicans have become the party of gullible fools."

Not only that, but they're not very sharp. For example, they're all gloating about the fact that Senators Schumer and McGaskill and even Rep. Pelosi ALL met with Russian ambassadors. Wow! Gotcha!

What the poor trogs don't get is that no one is disputing the fact that Sessions had a right to meet with the Russians. The problem is that he lied about meeting the Russian ambassador twice, under oath. Why didn't he just say that like other senators, he's met with the Russian ambassador? What's he hiding?

Dave I will never, never, never understand their support of a man they would detest if he had a "D" after his name instead of a fake "R."

RN, I remember reading the far right blogs during Mr. Obama's presidency and learning that he was not respected around the world. Ha! Those people really DO live in an iron bubble. Mr. Obama was and IS very popular and respected around the globe. Jeebus! A political party in France is even asking him to run as their candidate for president. When Mr. Obama spoke before the Canadian parliament just before the end of his presidency, the crowd spontaneously stood up and shouted "FOUR MORE YEARS!"

No one in their right mind thinks that would happen to Trump in Canada. He's even had to push out the date for visiting our closest ally, England, because 1.8 million Brits threatened demonstrations all over the country when he visited. That didn't happen to Mr. Obama! Your Irish friend is correct. Trump is hated around the world -- except in Russia.

Jerry, FAUX NOOZ, like Trump and a lot of Trump's base blame every screw up on someone else.

Right is Right said...

President Trump will find out the truth behind Obama's shadow government. Just wait. Obama and his terrorist-activists deliberately planned this detailed sabotage against the new president.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Not so fast, RR. This is from a friend who is smarter by magnitudes than your average Gooper:

G.G. on fb:

"Think before you talk, my daddy said to me when I was very young. Good advice although It's not always easy to follow. Trump doesn't try, not when he gets mad and there's no one to watch him hold his breath and turn blue. California Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) stated that the president may want to lawyer up. If the courts first turned down and later approved a wiretap at the Dark Tower, they must have had a good reason, like suspicion of illegal collusion with the Russians. Unless of course Barack dressed as a ninja climbed up the outside of the building with suction cups and broke into your gold plated bedroom. Either way pencil dick you just really stepped in it once again. How many Kellyannes and Lyin' Ryans is it going to take to change your diapers this time?"

Shaw Kenawe said...

And this, RR, from the Raw Story:

Also see: ‘You’re in deep sh*t’: Lawmaker alerts Trump if phones were ‘tapped’ a judge found ‘probable cause of crime’

Trump went on to state, “I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!” leading many to assert that Trump has now opened the door to a complete investigation into his administration’s pre-election involvement with the Russians.

Others suggested that Trump is collapsing into paranoia in public view, with some also pointing out that that media claims that Trump’s speech where he “pivoted” to being more “presidential” are once again moot.