Donald Trump can fool his own voters most of the time, but he can’t fool fact checkers at all. Even when Trump’s lies are easily proven wrong with a simple Google search, his feckless supporters will believe him, but his Tuesday lie was just as outrageous as the ones he’s told since before his campaign ever began.
There is not one poll, not even Fox News or Rasmussen’s polls, that show Trump’s approval ratings above 90 percent or even close to that number. Even among Republican voters alone, his approval rating has never been above 90 percent. For the two weeks around his North Korea summit with Kim Jong Un (which turned out to be exactly as pointless as Democrats said it would), Republicans approved of his job performance at exactly 90 percent, but never above, and that number has dropped steadily ever since.
The only Republican president to have over a 90 percent approval rating among Republican voters was George H.W. Bush after 9/11. By the time he left office, his approval rating was 34 percent. Richard Nixon was elected to his second term in the White House by an overwhelming majority of voters and left with the lowest approval rating in modern presidential history.
Just as Trump told his voters that he won states even Ronald Reagan did not win, and that he won more votes than any presidential candidate in modern history, and that his inauguration had the biggest crowd in history, he’s lying. Bigly.
While some of his supporters still believe his lies, Twitter users with a brain know better. See some of their comments below:
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