Weather in the Northeast is cold and rainy this morning, including in New Jersey, where President Trump is at the start of his 17 day summer golf vacation. It could be the bad weather ruining his vacation, combined with his clear sense of desperation, that caused him to go on a ridiculous rampage this morning about fake news.
President Trump lashed out at “fake” polls and made false claims about his base being “far bigger & stronger than ever before.” Numerous data points, even from Conservative sources, show the exact opposite is occurring; Trump’s base is shrinking rapidly.
He even tried to turn his lie about his base getting larger into some kind of achievement, because he believes it is growing despite negative news coverage. This can be defined as nothing less than a hallucination, as it does not match reality. This is all a desperate attempt by Trump to build up his confidence because deep down, he obviously wants to resign.
Axios reported results from a GOP poll that shows Trump’s support is crumbling, even among his base.
“Our data shows Trump losing support inside the Republican Party and a noticeable drop in his perceived honesty. Just 6 months in office, Trump is getting into dangerously low territory in key swing states. Trump’s base of support has shrunk from 35.3 percent of voters who have a ‘strongly favorable’ view of him in April to only 28.6 percent.” said a rep of the GOP polling entity.
This new level of desperation from Trump is the result of new rumors have started swirling that Vice President Mike Pence is already setting himself up for a run for President in 2020 and is planning as if Trump will be removed from office before then.