Reminder: Do Not Use This Picture of Trump. Tell a friend. Let’s wipe out the usage of this picture in our lifetimes.
From Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!):
WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans disapproved of the way Donald Trump is handling his transition, according to a Gallup poll that said the incoming president was at a historically low level in advance of the Jan. 20 inauguration.
In a Gallup poll released Friday, 51 percent of Americans viewed Trump’s transition negatively while 44 percent approved of the way he was preparing to take office. Last month, 48 percent both approved and disapproved of the way he was handling the transition.
No other recent president was in negative territory as he prepared to be sworn into office. At least 60 percent gave positive ratings to Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton in previous Gallup surveys.
And because I don’t know where else to put this (and it has been an open tab overnight), Frank Rich gives us a really good analysis of the real story which might explain Trump’s historic low approvals:
“Let’s not pretend we don’t know what is happening here. There is evidence that Donald Trump and his administration-in-formation are partially, perhaps wholly, beholden to the Kremlin and/or those Russian oligarchs in its thrall. This is why Trump refused to answer that question about contacts with Russia during the campaign — and why he’ll lie about it when he finally feels he must muster some kind of answer. His symbiosis with Russia is also why he will never release his tax returns, for what other reason could there be at this point except that they reveal the Russian financial ties he denies? After all, we already know the other embarrassments contained in those returns — that he hasn’t paid taxes for years, that he practices no actual philanthropy, and that his businesses are in a perennial waltz with bankruptcy, fraud, and failure.
“No, Russia is the big story here. The elephant in the room is a bear.”
Making America Dumb Again
I think EVERYONE has concluded that Trump is indeed The Russian Usurper, his is not a legitimate presidency, and I’m pretty certain that soon even Wingnuttia will be denying that they voted for him. Watch for the hats. Bet you won’t see many of them in public again.
The beatings will continue until morale improves, comrades.