On Wednesday, Eric Trump confidently told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” that the American people are overwhelmingly on his father’s side — in fact, to the tune of 95 percent of them!
“My father is in there, and he’s fighting every single day,” said Eric. “And he has to fight against the media. He has to fight against these lunatics. And guys, I’m telling you, 95 percent of this country is behind him in this message. I mean, people love this nation.”
President Donald Trump has had one of the most consistently anemic approval ratings of any modern president, with his average hovering around the mid to low forties and occasionally the high thirties throughout his term, and his current aggregate rating on RealClearPolitics standing at 44.4 percent. He isn’t even at 95 percent with Republicans, who, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, give him a net 72 percent approval.
It is possible, in context, that Eric meant 95 percent of people approve of the way Trump handled his fight with four Democratic congresswomen of color. But this would also be wrong. The latest numbers show that 68 percent of Americans found his demand that they “go back” to where they came from offensive, and even among Republicans, just 57 percent said they were on his side.
No matter how you slice it, there is no way to make the numbers even come close to what Eric said.
ERIC TRUMP claims on Fox & Friends that “95 percent of this country” is behind his father’s message. (His approval rating is actually about half that.) pic.twitter.com/wm27V1MMLj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 17, 2019
MSNBC conservative goes down in flames trying to separate Trump’s incompetence from his corruption
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The "Morning Joe" contributor argued that those numbers reflected the president's approval rating and would not exert any pressure on congressional Republicans, but instead place greater pressure on Democrats to make their case for impeachment.
"It's incumbent on Democrats to make this case," Rothman said. "Right now they are presenting a united front because it's still primary season. Once we get into the general (election campaign) there will be more pressure on them to explain their position, but it's incumbent on Democrats to make the case."
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This article first appeared in Salon.
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Fox & Friends hosts deflated after legal analyst shoots down latest GOP impeachment talking point
The hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Thursday appeared disappointed when legal analyst Andrew Napolitano gave them unfortunate news about the White House's latest objections to House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
Specifically, Napolitano addressed the letter sent to Congress by White House counsel Pat Cipollone, which claimed that the executive branch did not have to comply with any subpoenas of documents until the House formally voted to open an impeachment inquiry.
"The Republicans changed the rules when John Boehner was the Speaker of the House allowing each individual committee to issue subpoenas without a House-wide vote," he explained. "So those subpoenas are valid, and those people who resist them, ignore them, who put them in a drawer, do so at your peril."