President Donald Trump remains a stunningly self-obsessed individual. As the general election approaches, and, based on poll data, as his political chances sink, he’s lashing out. On Monday, he rushed to Twitter to denounce those within the Republican Party who do not support him as “stupid.” Is this his great and awesome plan to try and win the election after all? Is he just going to try and bully people into voting for him? Is he going to hope that if he calls enough people stupid and closes his eyes, he’ll suddenly become president for four more years?
‘95% Approval Rating of President Trump in the Republican Party. I would imagine the 5% are the RINOS’ and stupid people who don’t want to see great Judges & Supreme Court Justice’s, a new & powerful Military, Choice for Vets, 2A Protection, big RegulationCuts, Life, & much more!’
95% Approval Rating of President Trump in the Republican Party. I would imagine the 5% are the RINOS’ and stupid people who don’t want to see great Judges & Supreme Court Justice’s, a new & powerful Military, Choice for Vets, 2A Protection, big RegulationCuts, Life, & much more!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2020
It’s not even clear where on earth he got the info about the supposed 95 percent approval rating within the GOP. Trump has a history of glibly citing statistics supposedly depicting high support within the Republican Party without explaining where on earth the numbers came from. In fact, the most recent Gallup data indicates that only 85 percent of Republicans most recently approved of the job Trump is doing in office, working out to an 85 percent approval rating. That number is still high, of course, but the more Republicans who defect, the more likely it is that Trump will lose in November.
A Trump loss seems increasingly likely. According to RealClearPolitics, as of Monday morning, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads Trump by an average of 9.2 percent in polls on the national level. Biden also leads in electorally important swing states, including Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Trump’s sinking political prospects could drag other GOP candidates around the country down with him.
Check out Twitter’s response to some of the president’s latest Twitter nonsense below: