President Trump has the highest disapproval rating of any president at this point in office, according to a new poll. Opinion poll analysis website FiveThirtyEight shared numbers showing that Trump’s disapproval rate is at 54 percent, the highest it’s been since October 2019. “Trump’s disapproval rating has been on the rise again, now up to 54 percent. There were some presidents with lower approval ratings to this point in their first terms, but no president had a higher disapproval rating than Trump now has,” site creator Nate Silver tweeted Tuesday. The only president who came close to this high disapproval rating was Jimmy Carter at 52 percent at day 1,230 of his presidency. The analysis site found 42.6% of Americans approve of Trump.
Trump Calls African Americans’ Distrust Of Police “A Very Sad Problem”
President Trump called the lack of trust felt by African Americans toward law enforcement “a very sad problem” yesterday, in the wake of nationwide protests against the murder of George Floyd. Speaking to Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio, Trump made the remarks after being asked for his thoughts on a recent Axios-Ipsos poll which found 77 percent of whites trust local police, compared with 36 percent of African Americans. “Well, I think it’s a very sad problem,” Trump said. Pressed further by Kilmeade on how the federal government could better handle “the law enforcement part of this,” the president replied, “I think [police officers] have to get better than what they were doing, I mean obviously that was a terrible thing,” referencing the death of Floyd.
Trump To Move Republican National Convention Out Of North Carolina
President Trump plans to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina over the state’s refusal to lift coronavirus social-distancing guidelines. Trump tweeted that he is now “forced” to look for another state to host the event after the state’s governor, Roy Cooper, said it was “unlikely” that guidelines would be loosened in time for the convention to go on as planned in Charlotte this August. “Governor Cooper is still in Shelter-In-Place Mode, and not allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised,” Trump said in a series of tweets. “Would have showcased beautiful North Carolina to the World, and brought in hundreds of millions of dollars, and jobs, for the State. Because of @NC_Governor, we are now forced to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.” Cooper said the GOP wanted to pack 19,000 delegates, alternative delegates, staff, volunteers, elected officials and guests inside the Spectrum Center. He couldn’t yet guarantee such a large gathering during the pandemic in a letter dated Tuesday that he sent RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Marcia Lee Kelly, CEO of the party’s convention.
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