Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
This is the Preznit a Large Majority of Goopers Still Support
This is another of many sorry pieces of evidence that shows what's truly important to #45:
He actually bragged about being more popular -- having higher ratings on the Sunday teevee talking heads shows -- than the teevee coverage of the worst attack on American soil that killed 3,000 Americans, September 11, 2001.
Lord Dampnut wants you, and especially his supporters, to always, always remember what a tremendous teevee magnet for ratings he is. He's a bigly magnet for ratings even surpassing when America was attacked. #45 wants America to never forget that he's all that.
Because his popularity is terribly important to this man-child.
Trump boasts of highest TV ratings since ‘the World Trade Center came down’
Donald Trump has long been television ratings gold, and, even as president, he has kept his eye squarely on the small screen as a gauge of his popularity, a barometer for his governing agenda and his ability to dominate the airwaves, as The Washington Post's Ashley Parker and Robert Costa reported Monday. Now, in an interview with the Associated Press released Sunday, Trump set a new standard of hubris even for himself — comparing his ratings prowess to one of the darkest days in U.S. history: Sept. 11, 2001.
“It's the highest for 'Face the Nation' or as I call it, 'Deface the Nation,' " Trump told the AP's Julie Pace, referring to the CBS News Sunday political talk show. “It's the highest for 'Deface the Nation' since the World Trade Center — since the World Trade Center came down.”
Trump said he helped the CBS Sunday morning political talk show score 5.2 million viewers, although it was not clear which appearance he was referring to. Trump's appearance in January 2016 registered 4.6 million viewers, according to TV Newser. His subsequent appearances on “Face the Nation” during the campaign last year got lower ratings, including after a Republican primary debate in February 2016.
And here are his unfulfilled promises he bragged about -- most of them were going to be accomplished on the FIRST DAY in office. His supporters lapped up that b.s. from America's greatest b.s. artist (who gets TREMENDOUS teevee ratings!
Peter Baker, New York Times:
Many of the more high-profile promises he made on the campaign trail are stalled or incomplete, like building a border wall, renegotiating or scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement, temporarily barring visitors from predominantly Muslim countries and revamping health care. Moreover, he has done nothing to build public support, and his approval ratings are still hovering around 40 percent, far lower than any other modern president at this point in his tenure.
To the extent that he is being held to a measurement he disdains, he has no one to blame but himself. In October, he issued a “Contract With the American Voter,” which he called “my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” He has begun many of the executive actions he promised in that plan. But of the 10 major pieces of legislation whose passage he vowed to fight for “within the first 100 days,” only one has even been introduced. “None have been passed — not a single one — and nine haven’t even been sent to the Congress,” said Ronald A. Klain, who was a top White House aide under Mr. Obama and President Bill Clinton. “If Trump finds himself hoisted on the 100-day test, it is a petard that he erected for himself.”