President Donald Trump bragged about his support among Republicans after departing the White House on Friday to spend the weekend at his Bedminster resort in New Jersey.
Without offering a source, Trump claimed he still has 96% support from Republicans, even as public polls have documented a decline in support as coronavirus pummels the country.
Here’s some of what people were saying about Trump’s claim:
please provide a link to this imaginary poll, goofus
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 24, 2020
You don’t even have 96% approval in your own family.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) July 24, 2020
Pathetic. Kim Jong Un has a 99.9% Approval Rating in the DPRK.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) July 24, 2020
That shows the Republican Party has no fucking standards.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) July 24, 2020
— Marie-Caroline (@NoWay7790) July 24, 2020
I call Shenanigans.
He doesn't even have a 96% approval rating in his own FAMILY. https://t.co/65WUc1yXIF
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) July 24, 2020
Your sycophants in the WH are LYING TO YOU! https://t.co/thbpoYsVqp
— pippybur57 (@pipybur1) July 24, 2020
Are we sure that's not just his temperature? https://t.co/EFDQiybm4p
— Rebecca Pilar Buckwalter-Poza (she/they) (@rpbp) July 24, 2020
Citation needed. https://t.co/qONHaK4LCD
— The Franchise (@CAFranchise) July 24, 2020
The number of times the president has tweeted these Republican "approval" percentages.
"Over 90%" 2
Where do these numbers come from? Who knows. Here are Republican approval % from polls this week
FL 88% https://t.co/d0FXm1I9aC
— John Horvick (@horvick) July 24, 2020
Does anyone else find it odd that these unattributed 'polling numbers' never change, month, after month, after month
Let's remind @realDonaldTrump that we know #TrumpIsALiar! https://t.co/BoCaCmX8zw pic.twitter.com/mPyWKfjZu9
— Paul Lambert (@sdterp) July 24, 2020
Winning a dramatically shrinking number of self identified Republicans is not victory. https://t.co/p387aEbGkG
— Craig Crawford (@craig_crawford) July 24, 2020
Wow, who is he kidding? https://t.co/KiPXZjfQWf
— F.Daniel (@DanielFasullo) July 24, 2020
You're an Idiot,@realDonaldTrump
Why don't you talk about the data on #COVID19 in your country:
72,219 New Cases*
1,113 New Deaths*
— Guignol's Band (@GuignolsBand) July 24, 2020
New filings reveal Trump’s campaign and the GOP are in dire financial trouble
On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that new filings show President Donald Trump's campaign — and the Republican Party itself — are teetering on the brink of financial oblivion.
"New filings with the Federal Election Commission showed the extent of Mr. Trump’s cash troubles, which are severe enough that he diverted time from key battleground states and flew to California on Sunday for a fund-raiser with just over two weeks until Election Day," reported Shane Goldmacher and Rachel Shorey. "The president ended September with just over half as much money as he had at the beginning of the month."
University of Florida students get threatening emails warning them to vote for Trump — or else
On Tuesday, the Miami Herald reported that University of Florida students are receiving threatening emails with the subject line "Vote for Trump or else!"
"Alachua County officials were made aware of the emails on Tuesday morning. In one of the emails, the sender told a voter to 'vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you,' according to a copy obtained by the Miami Herald," reported Ana Ceballos and Carli Teproff. "'Change your party affiliation to Republican to let us know you received our message and will comply,' the email said. 'We will know which candidate you voted for. I would take it seriously if I were you.'"
Trump may strip supposed ‘anarchist’ cities of federal COVID relief funding: report
A report uncovered Tuesday night shows federal funding potentially being slashed in sanctuary cities like New York, Portland, Ore., Washington, D.C. and Seattle, Wash. The areas on the chopping block include coronavirus relief, HIV treatment, newborn screenings, and other programs that regularly help the middle and lower class residents of these states.
In the new documents obtained by Politico, President Donald J. Trump referred to the sanctuary cities as “anarchist jurisdictions."A month earlier in a Sept. 2 order, Trump called on federal agencies to limit funding to jurisdictions that “disempower” police departments and promote “lawlessness" -- a move that stemmed from protests over systemic racism and police violence.