Trump Gloats About A Poll That Says He Sucks Like An Illiterate Moron (IMAGE)

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There is nothing quite like a blatant Donald Trump fact-skewing on Twitter, especially when it is a lie made to boost his own shallow ego.  As new polls were released this week, the president chose to tout numbers that were seemingly in his favor rather than all of the numbers.

On Friday morning, President Trump tweeted an image that demonstrated a majority of Americans do not approve of his presidency, but of course the self-imagined demigod saw a 45% approval rating as a positive statement of his presidency.  The number came from a newly released poll by POLITICO.

Trump celebrated his new rating, which was a 2% uptick from his 43% approval rating from last week, with the caption “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”  What the president completely ignored was that the poll discovered 51% of Americans disapprove of his presidency.

This is not the first time Trump has felt the need to tweet about his approval ratings.  Trump tweeted just last month that he had reached 46% in another poll.  The tweet stated:

‘One of the most accurate polls last time around. But #FakeNews likes to say we’re in the 30’s. They are wrong.  Some people think numbers could be in the 50’s.  Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!’

The president regularly tweets statistics that are seemingly in his favor.  Just this morning, he also posted statistics about the unemployment rate in the country, and quoted a statement from United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta:

‘The unemployment rate remains at a 17-year low of 4.1%.  The unemployment rate in manufacturing dropped to 2.6%, the lowest ever recorded.  The unemployment rate among Hispanics dropped to 4.7%, the lowest ever recorded…’

The tweet also includes a video of Donald Trump during the 2016 election where he boasts that things will turn around for the economy “so fast” once he is elected to the presidency.  With this tweet, Trump appears to be taking credit for a 17 year run of low unemployment, while he has been president just short of one year.

Trump’s obsession with numbers and polls that appear to favor him may have something to do with his failure to win the popular vote in 2016.  On numerous occasions, the president has tweeted about the electoral college and how he had the most electoral votes.  One tweet from November 15, 2016 stated:

‘The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play.  Campaigning is much different!’

The president also tweeted in the days after the election that, “If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y. Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily.”  Despite the fact that this tweet makes little to no sense, it all the same points to his continued focus on the election’s results.

These tweets, it should be noted, come all in-spite of the president’s previous statement that the electoral college is a “disaster” back in 2012.

USA Today recently published a summary of Donald Trump’s post-election tweets, in which he regularly demonstrates his disregard for facts and contempt for so called “fake news.”  As allegations come out about his administration’s ties to Russia, these patterns of Trump’s fictionalized reality are expected to continue.

Featured Image by Zach Gibson/Bloomberg on Getty Images.