Trump says turn off news shows that report his approval ratings are 'somewhat low'
President Trump had the media on his mind as he tweeted Sunday morning. He began with a Saturday New York Times story reporting Trump is in talks with a lawyer, Emmet T. Flood, who represented former President Bill Clinton when he was impeached:
Next, Trump boasted of Republican victories in congressional special elections, claiming the press "continuously fails to mention" GOP wins. After an aside about Democrats, the president closed his morning spree by urging his followers to turn off news shows that report his approval ratings are below 50 percent:
Rasmussen's most recent poll puts Trump at 44 percent approval to 54 percent disapproval, which is close to the Real Clear Politics average of 41 percent approval. I don't know about you, but I'd call that "somewhat low."