Despite what he might want you to believe Trump is actually in pretty bad shape with the American people.

By |2018-09-02T05:20:06-08:00September 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |37 Comments

Courtesy of ABC News

Disapproval of Donald Trump is at a new high, support for the Mueller investigation is broad and half of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll favor Congress initiating impeachment proceedings against the president.

Sixty percent in the national survey disapprove of Trump’s performance in office, numerically the highest of his presidency, albeit by a single point; that includes 53 percent who disapprove strongly, more than half for the first time. Thirty-six percent approve, matching his low.

The results come a week after Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was convicted of fraud, and his former longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including illegal campaign finance actions that he said Trump directed.

Trump’s average approval rating since taking office is the lowest for any president in modern polling since the 1940s. One factor: Contrary to his “drain the swamp” rhetoric, 45 percent say corruption in Washington has increased under Trump, while just 13 percent say it’s declined.

Suspicions of the president relating to the Mueller investigation are substantial. Sixty-one percent say that if assertions by Cohen are true, Trump broke the law. Fifty-three percent also think Trump obstructed special counsel Robert Mueller’s work.

The article goes on to point out that just a smidge under 50% of Americans also support the idea of Trump being impeached and that 62% support the Mueller investigation, with 53% supporting it strongly. 

These are bad numbers no matter how you look at them, and if the midterms are as bad for the GOP as is currently being predicted, these numbers will get even worse. Much worse. 

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  1. Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Here’s another great article on just how much Trump has been winning lately:

    • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Who cares about his summer of hell,how about our winter, spring,fall and summer of hell.

      It will be interesting to see if the republicans take anything away from the eulogies today or did it all go over their heads and they will be back to kissing trump’s butt on Tuesday?

  2. Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Applause Erupts As Meghan McCain Drops Blistering Takedown Of Trumpism At Father’s Funeral

    At John McCain’s memorial service at the National Cathedral on Saturday, Meghan McCain offered a touching tribute, outlining the softer and personal side of her father.

    But she also took to task Donald Trump’s warped view of America, telling those gathered at the service that “the America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”


    —The McCain daughter said those gathered at the National Cathedral were there to “mourn the passing of American greatness … not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege.”


    Obama And Clinton Sit Front Row At McCain Memorial While Uninvited Trump Tantrums On Twitter

    • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 8:03 am

      The death of her father, she said, represents the loss of “American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.” “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,” she said.

      • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 10:23 am
      • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm

        Her tone and demeanor really changed during that portion of the eulogy. She was angry and rightfully so at the conduct of our so called president ( although she never mentioned him by name, we all know who she was talking about).

        She is being slammed by trump supporters on the Internet. Their comments would be so much more forceful, if they could spell correctly.

        I was surprised that Jared and Ivanka had the audacity to show up, they should have been seated behind a pillar or last row as far as I am concerned.

    • Sons and Daughters September 1, 2018 at 8:09 am

      “she listed her father’s accomplishments. “He was a sailor. He was an aviator, he was a husband. He was a warrior. He was a prisoner. He was a hero,” “She went on to share with the crowd what her father’s response was when she asked him how to write his eulogy: “Show them how tough you are.” The death of her father, she said, represents the loss of “American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”
      “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,”

    • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 8:11 am

      But most importantly, she said, “The best of John McCain, the greatest of his titles, and the most important of his roles, was as a father.”

      McCain talked very personally about the love her father gave to her and how he took care of her.

      “John McCain was not defined by prison, by the Navy, by the Senate, by the Republican Party, or by any single one of the deeds in his absolutely extraordinary life,” she said. “John McCain was defined by love.”

      The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She is resourceful and confident and secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she’s strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”

      People in the cathedral applauded.

      Trump––who was not invited to the service––was not mentioned directly.

      George W. Bush Pays Tribute to McCain: ‘In One Epic Life Was Written the Courage and Greatness of Our Country’

      —“We will remember him as he was,” he concluded, “unwavering, undemmed, unequal.”

      Watch above, via CNN.

    • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 8:14 am

      The McCain Rock Star Funeral, by invitation only, must be eating Trump alive. All the speakers are taking shots at Trump, without even mentioning his name. It must be devastating for Trump knowing that he’ll never be accepted and honored by respectable, intelligent people. The odds are 5/3 that Trump will Tweet something stupid and disparaging about McCain, because he’s not mature enough to contain himself. 60% of Americans disapprove of Trump and 53% want to see him in prison or dead.

    • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 8:25 am

      Watch the entirety of Meghan McCain’s alternately fiery and emotional tribute to her father

      —My father gone. My father is gone and my sorrow is immense, but I know his life, and I know it was great because it was good. And as much as I hate to see him go, I do know how it ended. I know that on the afternoon of August 25th in front of Oak Creek in Arizona, surrounded by the family he loved so much, an old man shook off the scars of battle one last time and arose a new man to pilot one last flight up and up and up, busting clouds left and right, straight on through to the kingdom of heaven. And he slipped the earthly bonds, put out his hand, and touched the face of god.

      Here are five biting quotes from Meghan McCain’s memorial speech that appear to be squarely aimed at Trump

      Watch Barack Obama’s moving tribute to John McCain that ended with a sharp shot at Trump

      “Our politics, public life, public discourse can seem small and mean and petty. Trafficking in insult and phony controversies,” Obama observed. “It’s the politics that pretends to be brave and tough but in fact is born of fear. John called on us to be bigger than that.”

    • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 8:52 am

      President Obama today:

      “(Politics today is) trafficking in bombast and insult and phony controversies, and manufactured outrage. It’s a politics that pretends to be brave and tough, but in fact is more in fear,”

    • anon September 1, 2018 at 9:32 am

      tinhdjt tweet>
      “You have a Fake Dossier, gathered by Steele, paid by the Clinton team to get information on Trump. The Dossier is Fake, nothing in it has been verified. It then filters into our American court system in order to spy on Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s political opponent……
      5:19 AM – Sep 1, 2018

      ….Donald Trump, and now we find out that there wasn’t even a hearing – that Donald Trump’s 4th Amendment right to privacy was signed away…and someone in there is swearing that this stuff is true, when it wasn’t? This is the scandal here – a police state.” Dan Bongino
      5:27 AM – Sep 1, 2018

      “no matter how many times he spews it, it won’t suddenly become true.

      The president knows his presidency is on the verge of collapse – and he also understands that focusing on a hero like John McCain will only further reflect poorly on him – so he can’t help but try to seize the attention.

      As the nation mourns the loss of an American hero in his own backyard on Saturday, Donald Trump”> Is playing golf and twittering…

    • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 10:21 am

      Historian, David Brinkley, brought up the fact of the uninvited Sarah Palin. Trump gets most of the attention, but it is huge to take out Palin. Definitely interesting history. Palin’s current career as a stage mother for her ‘teen’ daughter keeps her busy with rewriting the daughters history. Who is going to write Palin’s history for her? I don’t think she will like many politicians or the media perspective.

    • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Her whole demeanor and tone chsnged in that part of her eulogy,she was really angry.

      I was surprised that Jared and Ivanka had the audacity to show up,that family has no shame. I would have sat them behind a pillar.

    • QuietBirdman September 1, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Merle Haggard & Jewel – “Silver Wings”

  3. RIP September 1, 2018 at 7:50 am

    President Obama speaks for USa. The tear falls…..

    • Citizen September 1, 2018 at 8:13 am

      It is ALL being done in near PERFECT DECORM.

    • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Meghan handed him his fat @ss in a platter, also too.
      You GO, girl.

  4. Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Donald Trump’s Funeral Problem
    John McCain’s ceremony is only the latest from which he has been shunned.

    • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 10:27 am

      Stop and think about this. @realDonaldTrump is bashing the Dossier right now. A document which was given to the FBI by Senator John McCain. Trump is literally attacking McCain while his funeral is occurring at National Cathedral. Trump is a sick and deranged monster. Pathetic.

    • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 4:26 pm

      trump had better video his own eulogy because he doesn’t have any friends or they will be in prison. I don’t know if they would give family members prison leave to attend his funeral either.

  5. Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Democrats Need Strong Candidates For Local Office. Cheri Bustos Is Finding Them.
    The Illinois congresswoman started a boot camp for training women and people of color to run for office. It’s working.

    —Richards is one of more than 260 Democrats who have gone through the program, which is the brainchild of Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.). She brings in political and campaign veterans to lead various sessions, and pays for all of it with her campaign money. She personally picks everyone who attends, based on a gut feeling about their potential. Her other criteria are pretty simple: She recruits women, people of color and young adults.

    “Why is that?” said Bustos. “Because that’s where we’re so underrepresented in every area of elected office, and we’ve got to do something about it.”

  6. Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Let’s not forgot his comment, paraphrasing, “if I’m impeached, there will be such violence in the streets!”
    Is that so? Some of us remember and lived through Vietnam, komrade bone spurs. You know, that “little altercation” you avoided?

  7. anon September 1, 2018 at 10:59 am

    “Most observers see this stuff as an example of the Big Lie technique, and that may be correct. Virtually every word out of Trump’s mouth is a lie, and always has been, yet his base continues to believe that he’s the sole arbiter of truth.” “displaying “a sense of entitlement” and the need for “constant, excessive admiration,” per the Mayo Clinic, people who suffer from this disorder “have trouble handling anything they perceive as criticism,” and can “experience major problems dealing with stress and adapting to change.”
    “We can’t know what he believes is real and what’s just spin, but we should probably take the possibility that he’s gone nuts more seriously than we tend to. He’s no longer just a reality TV star.”

    “nobody knows what happened with the cash — $107 million of it. In March, George Jenkins, who oversaw George W. Bush’s 2005 inaugural (for $42 million) told ProPublica, “It’s inexplicable to me. I literally don’t know. They had a third of the staff and a quarter of the events and they raise at least twice as much as we did,” Jenkins said. “So there’s the obvious question: Where did it go? I don’t know.”

    We have known since May, when ABC broke the story, that Robert Mueller’s team was trying to get to the bottom of it, asking “questions about donors with connections to Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.”


    Speaking of Qatar, The WSJ reported this week that the embattled Gulf state targeted 250 “Trump influencers” in a sprawling lobbying campaign designed to change US policy in the region. Among others, the Qataris feted Allan Dershowitz and Mike Huckabee (who got $50,000 to visit the country). Steve Bannon was paid $100,000 to speak at a conference.”

    “The Los Angeles Times reported this week that “three children from El Salvador who were separated from their families after immigrating to the U.S. were sexually abused in detention centers in Arizona,” the latest in a series of similar stories.

    With “literal Nazis” and lesser nativists embedded in relevant government agencies, all of this should be unsurprising –shocking but unsurprising.” <all in the Bigger Plan.

  8. Anon September 1, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Both Aretha and McCain’s funerals did not shy away from including an unnamed uninvited Donald Trump.

    Ivanka Trump is complicit but she is not that bright. At the McCain service, I doubt she knew there were any references to her family. She was too busy taking note of what to say for her Dad’s eulogy. She may intuit that it will be sooner than later.

    • Amonymous September 1, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      I honestly don’t think she’s that bright either.
      Trades on her name like the Palins.
      NOT an attribute.

  9. puck September 1, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    so much for our “favourite” president. how bad do you have to be to not be invited to a funeral? John McCain did things i didn’t like-after all he was a republican. but he did a lot of good and you can’t fault his war record. it says a lot about the man because he refused to go free without his men. trump has no courage, no loyality, no love for anyone but himself. i don’t think we need to pray for Senator McCain because he is already there.

    • Anon September 1, 2018 at 6:21 pm

      McCain was nice, kind and loving with Sarah Palin to the end. He did not want her at his funeral and he shunned her.

      • Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 6:48 pm

        Which was his choice, and his alone. After her DM interview, do you blame him?

  10. Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    No surprise
    Here’s one of the biggest reasons why nobody wants Trump to speak at their memorial service

    …..“When it came time to eulogize his father at the funeral, the focus shifted noticeably,” Blair writes. “He began by saying it was the toughest day of his own life. It was ironic, he said, that he’d learned of his father’s death right after reading a front-page story in the New York Times about the success of one of his own developments, Trump Place. He then enumerated all his other projects and said his father supported each one, and he finished by noting that on everything he’d ever done, Fred had known he would be able to pull it off.”

    “The funeral of Fred Trump wasn’t about Fred Trump; it was an opportunity to do some brand burnishing by Donald, for Donald,” she pointedly added. “Throughout his remarks, the first-person singular pronouns—I and me and mine—far outnumbered he and his. Even at his own father’s funeral, Donald Trump couldn’t cede the limelight.”

    • stuv September 1, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      I remember reading about that before the election.
      For his supporters to change would require them to not have Jesus as their savior, for that literalism strips them of seeing their own nature as it is, leaving them impotent, ururped of all their own power, having handed it all over to a gaseous vertebrate found elsewhere, and after death. These Christian stories give an illusion of certainty, satisfying the ignorant mind incapable of metaphor and seeing its’ condition of uncertainty, impermanence, and dependent-arising The first clue of ignorance is aversion to uncertainty.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      When Trump dies, plenty will be begging off attendance with prior obligations.

      For those that do show up, it will probably be to make sure he’s really dead.

  11. Anonymous September 1, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    No president has had such consistently low numbers for so long. No one. He is the worst president EVER.

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