There is a big, barely submerged group of people who like Donald Trump, and do not like or trust pollsters. We saw these folks rise up and grab the winning votes in the 2016 race for president. Are they still there?
Although POTUS has the impeachment hearings hanging over his head, his poll numbers never dipped below 79 percent among Republicans who did answer the polls’ questions. Not only that, the president maintains control over his very loud bullhorn, his tweets.
The upcoming public impeachment hearings could pull some Republicans away from the president, but Democrats should not take anything for granted. In his morning twitter storm, the president recommended his followers read the phonecall summary of his conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky:
‘Mark Levin, a great lawyer and scholar, said last night on his @marklevinshow, that all you have to do is read the transcript of the call, you do not need Never Trumpers or other witnesses to say what it means or says. It is plainly and very well stated for all to see. Witch Hunt’
POTUS continued complaining about “another Democrat hoax” over his phone call. He was trying to discredit the patriotic witnesses:
‘What I said on the phone call with the Ukrainian President is “perfectly” stated. There is no reason to call witnesses to analyze my words and meaning. This is just another Democrat Hoax that I have had to live with from the day I got elected (and before!). Disgraceful!’
Trump demanded that the whistleblowers come out of their protected circle:
‘The Whistleblower gave false information & dealt with corrupt politician Schiff. He must be brought forward to testify. Written answers not acceptable! Where is the 2nd Whistleblower? He disappeared after I released the transcript. Does he even exist? Where is the informant? Con!’
Then, the president padded his approval rating. Only 74 percent approved in the job he was doing in the latest poll:
‘95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you!’
In fact, the president claimed there was “no Whistleblower:”
‘”There is no Whistleblower. There is someone with an agenda against Donald Trump. What he was blowing the whistle on didn’t happen. We have the transcript of the call. This is all a farce and no Republican should forget that.” @dbongino@foxandfriends’
‘Stock Market hits RECORD HIGH. Spend your money well!’
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