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Former Ted Cruz spokesman suggests Trump should be on '24-hour suicide watch' because of his poll numbers

Amid President Trump's free-falling approval ratings, Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) former presidential campaign spokesman Rick Tyler recommended that Trump be put on "suicide watch." "[I]f I were a political consultant looking at a candidate who had these kind of numbers, I'd have him on 24-hour suicide watch. These numbers are not good," Tyler said during a Tuesday appearance on Morning Joe.

A new poll by CNN revealed that Trump's approval rating has slid six points since his 100-day mark, down to a dismal 38 percent. A whopping 56 percent of Americans now disapprove of him.

Tyler, who was fired by the Cruz campaign for pushing fake news about Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), contended that Trump's numbers "don't look recoverable." "The administration and the vice president can complain about The New York Times story, but we wouldn't have this story if the president's polls numbers were in the mid-50s, high-50s, or low-60s," Tyler said.

Watch it below. Becca Stanek