Trump wants everyone to know his approval rating is a pathetic 43 percent


A majority of the country continues to disapprove of Trump's disastrous time in office — and he's making sure everyone knows it.

Trump has once again tripped over himself and given the world a reason to see how unpopular he continues to be.

In a tweet that he seemed to think would show him in a positive light, Trump wrote, "Can you believe that with all of the made up, unsourced stories I get from the Fake News Media, together with the $10,000,000 Russian Witch Hunt (there is no Collusion), I now have my best Poll Numbers in a year."

While he was unusually accurate in saying he has his best polling in a year, that's really nothing to brag about. His current Gallup approval rating is a pathetic 43 percent, which is below his high-water mark of 45 percent back in early 2017.

Gallup weekly tracking poll Trump approval numbers

For the entire time in office, he has never been over 50 percent approval. The majority of Americans has disapproved of him from day one.

By contrast, his two predecessors — Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush — both hit that mark, even though Bush (for now) holds the record for lowest approval.

Trump can't even outperform one of the most abysmally regarded presidencies in U.S. history.

Trump's tweet also ignores that history isn't on his side. Even as Richard Nixon was on the verge of being forced to resign, his approval continued to be strong with Republicans. It didn't save his presidency.

Even worse, Trump is still over 52 percent disapproval. He has consistently been over 50 percent in this department since his inauguration and has never had the support of most Americans.

The trend goes back to the election, where Trump won thanks to the electoral college, but did not have the support of a plurality of voters and lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes to Hillary Clinton.

Trump believes his approval rating is a triumph, but it shows instead that his presidency remains widely unpopular and even measured up against the worst regarded presidencies he is underperforming.

Trump isn't winning. He is losing and has been losing. His approval rating is sad.