New Polls Show Low Approval Numbers for Trump, But Almost No Regrets Among His Voters

donald-trump-1 There are two new polls out this morning giving some insight into President Trump‘s approval ratings ahead of his 100th day in office. 45 percent of respondents in the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll say Trump is off to a “poor start,” compared to 19 percent who say he’s off to a “fair” start, 21 percent who say “good,” and 14 percent who say “great.” Overall, NBC/WSJ says Trump’s approval rating is at 40 percent, compared to how the past three presidents had approval ratings over 50 percent at this point. Meanwhile, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll has his approval rating at 42 percent. However, despite all the questions about whether many of Trump’s voters have buyer’s remorse, only 2 percent of the people said they voted for he president regret their decision. ABC also says in its writeup of the poll results Continue reading "New Polls Show Low Approval Numbers for Trump, But Almost No Regrets Among His Voters"

‘Total Fake News Speculation’: Fox’s Hannity Rips NYT Over Report About His ‘Advising’ Trump

sean-hannity-04152015 Fox New’s Sean Hannity is slamming The New York Times on Twitter over a piece which addresses the amount of contact he has with President Donald Trump. Times reporters Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush put out an article detailing how Trump often seeks counsel from friends and advisers who act outside of the White House. Part of the report explores how Hannity consistently offers Trump advice in addition to acting as one of the president’s biggest media boosters. This new report coincides with previous reports suggesting that Hannity was an informal adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign. As it were, Hannity seems to have noticed the article, and he doesn’t approve of it:

WikiLeaks Reminds Trump of How Much He Loved Them Before Bringing Charges Against Assange

As the U.S. government reportedly prepares to seek the arrest of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks seemed to troll President Donald Trump with a little reminder of the times where he sung their praises. During the 2016 election, Trump proclaimed “I love WikiLeaks” and other complimentary statements as America got closer and closer to Election Day. At the time, Trump was celebrating how the organization dumped troves of documents with politically-damaging information about Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks apparently remembers that, and they’re making sure everyone else does too: WikiLeaks received major attention last month after they released a great deal Continue reading "WikiLeaks Reminds Trump of How Much He Loved Them Before Bringing Charges Against Assange"

President Trump Mistakenly ‘Congratulates’ Wounded Soldier for Earning a Purple Heart

President Donald Trump congratulated an army sergeant for being wounded in Afghanistan during his visit to the Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday. Except, of course, that it’s not appropriate to “congratulate” a recipient of this type of award for almost getting killed. Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was wounded alongside three other soldiers last month after an Afghan soldier attacked them at a base in the Helmland province. Barrientos’ injuries required the amputation of his right leg below the knee. The president and First Lady Melania Trump met with Barrientos and his wife at the hospital, and they had a small ceremony as Trump presented the sergeant with the Purple Heart. The medal is the longstanding award bestowed upon those wounded Continue reading "President Trump Mistakenly ‘Congratulates’ Wounded Soldier for Earning a Purple Heart"

NY Times Concludes James Comey Gave Election to Trump, But What About The Times Itself?

James-Comey-via-C-SPANToday, the New York Times is out with a comprehensive report into how FBI Director James Comey handled investigations into both presidential candidates during the 2016 election. Their conclusion seems to be that Comey, in overreacting to Hillary Clinton’s self-inflicted wounds, effectively handed the election to Donald Trump. On the surface, the reasoning behind this thesis is rather sound. Comey made a show of reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server less than two weeks before the polls closed. Meanwhile, there was (and still is) an ongoing FBI investigation of whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia, about which Comey was completely silent. Polls clearly showed that Hillary was in command of the race before the now infamous Comey letter to Congress. I was among the many commentators who strongly believed that, before this letter, Hillary was a virtual lock to win. The data overwhelmingly suggests Continue reading "NY Times Concludes James Comey Gave Election to Trump, But What About The Times Itself?"

Carter Page Remains Defiant: ‘Bigger Meddling In the Election is What Has Been Done Against Me’

Carter Page is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore. The once and former Trump campaign team member has recently become the center of CNN reporting of an FBI was investigation into the alleged coordination/collusion between Russian efforts and the Trump campaign to influence the US election. In any other world, Mr. Page would be considered a wild success. The former military officer, investment banker and international tradesman has an impressive resume to be sure. But for whatever reason — which lies at the center of the #TrumpRussia story — he has been painted in a most unflattering light by both Trump surrogates and those eager to find proof that there is a “there there” regarding the alleged collusion. (Perhaps he deserves credit for being the one thing on which the two sides can agree!) Even on last night’s AC360, former Trump campaign member Continue reading "Carter Page Remains Defiant: ‘Bigger Meddling In the Election is What Has Been Done Against Me’"

Carl Bernstein: FBI Has ‘Serious Belief’ of ‘Active Coverup’ to Hide Trump Campaign-Russia Connection

If Carl Bernstein knows anything, he knows how anonymous sources can reveal how a high-level criminal cover-up can take an administration down. So when he stated that the FBI had a “serious belief” that there was an “active coverup” in the alleged coordination/collusion between the Trump campaign and a Russian effort to reveal the election last night on AC360, we take notice. In a remarkably entertaining segment pegged to CNN’s recent report that officials have informed them that intelligence gathered by the FBI last year suggests that Russia attempted to use advisers of Donald Trump to penetrate the presidential campaign. Carter Page was named as one of these advisers, and the way he was referred to in the segment above, we hope that he was at a movie and not watching the panelists label him “an idiot” or even worse, a “useful idiot” who may have been unwittingly used Continue reading "Carl Bernstein: FBI Has ‘Serious Belief’ of ‘Active Coverup’ to Hide Trump Campaign-Russia Connection"