Offbeat Trump says recent poll shows he's more popular than Lincoln

02:55  13 july  2018
02:55  13 july  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Trump says he feels 'unwelcome' in London due to protests

  Trump says he feels 'unwelcome' in London due to protests President Trump on Thursday reportedly said he feels "unwelcome" in London due to expected protests during his visit to the United Kingdom. Earlier on Thursday, Trump said he believes London citizens "like me a lot," despite reports of multiple planned protests against him, including a protest involving a 20-foot-tall inflatable baby bearing his face that was scheduled to be flown during his visit.

Опубликовано: 4 апр. 2018 г. Donald Trump believes that he is more popular today than Obama was at the same point in his presidency. And that claim would be true if you only looked at Rasmussen and Fox News polling data

Citing a Rasmussen poll “and others,” Trump falsely said his numbers were higher than Obama’s. While Trump 's numbers have experienced a slight upswing in recent weeks he ' s still substantially less popular than Obama at the current moment.

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President Trump boasted about a poll on Thursday that he claims shows he's more popular than former President Lincoln.

"You know, a poll just came out that I am the most popular person in the history of the Republican Party," Trump said in an interview with The Sun published on Thursday.

"Beating Lincoln," Trump said. "I beat our Honest Abe."

It is unclear what poll the president was referring to in the interview, but he made a similar claim earlier this week in a tweet.

"New Poll says Trump, at over 90%, is the most popular Republican in history of the Party. Wow!" he tweeted.

According to a recent Gallup poll, 90 percent of Republicans approved of Trump in June. The New York Times noted that would make Trump more popular with his party at this point in his first term than any other modern president except former President George W. Bush shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks.

However, there is no parallel polling on former President Abraham Lincoln.

"But the people of the U.K., and I'll bet if you had an honest poll, I'd be very strong. They want the same thing I want. I love the U.K.," Trump added.

Trump made the remarks after saying earlier in the interview that he felt "unwelcome" in London due to protests. He said he is aware of a 20-foot-tall blimp designed to look like an infant Trump that protesters plan to fly during his visit to the United Kingdom this week.

"I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London," Trump said. "I used to love London as a city. I haven't been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?"

-Updated 7:15 p.m.

Poll: Fewer Dems are 'extremely proud' to be Americans this Fourth of July .
A new poll has found that pride in the U.S. has declined among Democrats under President Trump. According to the Gallup poll, just 32 percent of Democrats say they are "extremely proud" to be American, down from the 43 percent who said the same in 2017.Confidence in the state of the country was already on the decline, even before Trump took office, according to the poll. In 2013, for example, 67 percent of Democrats were "extremely" or "very" proud to be American in that year, according to Gallup.A new Gallup poll did find that Americans have been feeling better about their personal freedoms over the past year.

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