Monday, May 4, 2020

What did Donald Trump do today?

He bragged about "great reviews" he's not getting.

Trump has been tweeting a lot about his popularity lately, presumably in the hopes that he will generate some. This morning, he made vague references in a tweet to the "great reviews" he's "finally" getting over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 

In reality, Trump is taking serious damage in the polls. He's underwater on the question of whether he's handling it well, a trend that has accelerated as the death toll rises.

Source: RealClearPolitics

And in spite of his attempts to shift all responsibility for the country's response to individual states, Trump finishes dead last compared to the coronavirus approval ratings of all fifty governors.

Trump did not say who he thought was giving him "great reviews."

Why should I care about this?

  • Actually working on the problem would raise Trump's popularity more than tweets demanding that people think he's popular.