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Politics 'Nobody likes me,' Trump complains, as even his allies fade

15:42  01 august  2020
15:42  01 august  2020 Source:   cnn.com

The Issue Is Trump

  The Issue Is Trump Take the Lincoln Project at its word.First — before we even really get started — we should dismiss the contemptible smear that something foul is afoot because there is money to be made in the 2020 campaign. Political consultants get paid for their work, as do journalists, radio hosts, cable-news commentators, the people who print up signs and bumper-stickers, etc. I don’t work for free. I do not know very many critics of the Lincoln Project who work for free, either.

Trump : ' Nobody likes me '. Catherine Garcia. , The Week •July 29, 2020. President Trump is blaming his personality, not his administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic that has left more than 151,000 Americans dead, for his low approval ratings when it comes to the crisis.

Donald Trump has complained nobody likes him, while comparing his approval ratings to those of Dr Anthony Fauci. Mr Trump also again promoted hydroxycloroquine, a day after Facebook and Twitter deleted his posts about the controversial drug. Trump : Nobody likes me . Duration: 01:40 2 hrs ago.

Lamenting his plunging popularity this week, a self-pitying President Donald Trump wondered how it all went wrong.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: US President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion on donating plasma at the American Red Cross National Headquarters on July 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. © Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images US President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion on donating plasma at the American Red Cross National Headquarters on July 30, 2020 in Washington, DC.

"Nobody likes me," he said, confounded at how his administration's health experts could be receiving accolades while he is accused of ignoring and denying the raging public health crisis.

Trump on Fauci's high approval ratings: 'Nobody likes me'

  Trump on Fauci's high approval ratings: 'Nobody likes me' Trump on Fauci's high approval ratings: 'Nobody likes me'WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump groused on Tuesday about medical expert Anthony Fauci's high approval ratings and joked that "nobody likes me" as he struggles to improve his standing with voters for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

‘ Nobody Likes Me ,’ Trump Complains , Renewing Defense of Dubious Science. The president lamented that his poll numbers were lower than those Mr. Trump reiterated that he had a “very good relationship” with Dr. Fauci while repeating his now routine complaint that Dr. Fauci had opposed his

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"It can only be my personality," Trump said, "that's all."

That's one answer.

In a week that saw a devastating global pandemic worsen, a record economic meltdown confirmed and an all-out bid to stoke racial tensions for political gain deepen, Trump is finding himself more and more the odd man out: absent and detached from the leadership of either party, locked in antique cultural battles and increasingly unpopular among voters.

By Friday, the President's blunt assessment of his own popularity seemed to have manifested in a litany of other ways:

  • Even his staunchest Republican allies flatly rejected his suggestion that November's voting be delayed, some actually laughing at what, by most accounts, was a serious (if toothless) proposal from the President to undermine the election.
  • The nation's civic leadership, including three of Trump's four living predecessors, gathered without him in Atlanta to honor the late Rep. John Lewis, making the sitting president's absence conspicuous if unsurprising.
  • Stimulus talks on Capitol Hill have proceeded almost entirely without his participation, and have been notable mainly for the disarray they have exposed among Republicans, many of whom were unpleasantly surprised to learn the President's demand for a new FBI building was included in the final proposal.
  • In a closed door hearing on Friday, intelligence officials working in Trump's own administration discounted the possibility of foreign countries mass-producing fake ballots to interfere in the November elections -- a claim Trump seemed to be making simultaneously from the Cabinet Room.
  • And the concerted push by Trump to delegitimize mail-in ballots is raising alarm bells among Republican operatives, who are worried the President's demand for in-person voting will mainly serve to dampen turnout among his own supporters.

Trump's attempts to regain standing have only exacerbated the divorce and led to worries he is weighing down his party's ability to move forward. Long dismissive of the Washington establishment, Trump has shown little concern at how his moves are forcing allies into awkward positions or alienating himself from longstanding norms.

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"They're highly thought of but nobody likes me ," he said Tuesday. (July 28). President Donald Trump said it's "curious" that Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx enjoy high approval ratings as it relates to their handling of COVID-19 while he does not.

Before I go into politics, sometimes I’d sit in the next room as my dad watched Fox News. Even though it was pretty much background noise and I was barely listening, their constant heightened tone would grate on me. 🎶 Nobody likes me , everybody hates me, I guess I’ll eat some worms. 🎵.

Far from a mere difference of "personality," the examples of "nobody liking" Trump this week suggested a President actively isolating himself in his own bubble of conspiracy theories and questionable science, with fewer and fewer people willing to step inside to join him.

In an attempt to boost his mood, Trump's advisers scrambled to assemble a scaled-down political event on a baking Florida tarmac on Friday, where Trump addressed a mostly mask-less crowd standing inches from one another. Other events in the state that Trump had scheduled for Saturday were canceled as a storm approached.

The event illustrated what White House officials describe as an ad-hoc effort to schedule appearances for Trump that allow him to bask in at least some adulation as his campaign rallies remain on hold and after an in-person convention acceptance speech was scuttled.

White House officials are still weighing their options for how Trump will formally accept the nomination, one person familiar with the planning said, including assessing sites around the country where he might deliver a prime-time address. Yet the task has proven difficult as Trump insists upon something dramatic while aides work to temper some of his expectations about the scale of the potential venues.

Vindman describes 'campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation' by Trump, allies in op-ed

  Vindman describes 'campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation' by Trump, allies in op-ed Former National Security Council (NSC) member Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said that his retirement in July was due to "a campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation by President Trump and his allies" that hampered the progression of his military career. "This experience has been painful, but I am not alone in this ignominious fate," Vindman wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Saturday."The circumstances of my departure might have been more public, yet they are little different from those of dozens of other lifelong public servants who have left this administration with their integrity intact but their careers irreparably harmed," he con

"They're highly thought of but nobody likes me ," he said Tuesday. (July 28). President Donald Trump said it's "curious" that Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx enjoy high approval ratings as it relates to their handling of COVID-19 while he does not.

"They're highly thought of but nobody likes me ," he said Tuesday. (July 28). President Donald Trump said it's "curious" that Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx enjoy high approval ratings as it relates to their handling of COVID-19 while he does not.

Aides say Trump has grown to recognize the extreme political peril he's created for himself less than 100 days until the election. When he speaks with friends, his grievances are long and his complaints are ample but his willingness or ability to alter course seems minimal, according to people who have spoken to him.

Trump has voiced versions of "nobody likes me" for the past several months, those people said, describing an in-the-dumps president brought low by a pandemic he feels he has little ability to control.

Speaking Thursday, Trump appeared resigned to the fact that coronavirus case counts will continue spiking, and said it's probably not anyone's fault, least of all his.

"That's just the way it is," he said.

Top Republicans, many of whom have given up hope that Trump will offer anything resembling a coherent national plan to contain the virus, have long decided to promote mask-wearing and social distancing without taking a lead from Trump. One of those who didn't, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, found out he had coronavirus from a test administrated at the White House.

Trump questioned why Fauci has a higher approval rating than his over the coronavirus while 'nobody likes me'

  Trump questioned why Fauci has a higher approval rating than his over the coronavirus while 'nobody likes me' Trump questioned his lower coronavirus approval rating compared to Dr Anthony Fauci, saying the administration could have chosen not to work with him.Trump was asked about why he retweet posts on Tuesday claiming Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, had mislead Americans about a virus treatment.

I said I was familiar with his abilities, and he had shortcomings. “To be honest, I don’t think he’s the best we “I’d like to see him either come up to speed, where he can help me a lot more, or maybe there’s something My accountants up in New York are always complaining about him. He’s not responsive.

Trump said he and others in his administration deserved plaudits for their handling of the virus, not just Fauci lets see - a child complains no one likes me - an adult changes his poor behavior and grows up nobody likes Trump because he is a prolific liar, but when it concerns our nation's health that

Instead of avoiding the question or denying knowledge about Trump's tweet on Thursday suggesting an election delay -- a tactic they've fallen back on before when the President dispatches something inconvenient or embarrassing -- nearly every Republican this week rejected the idea out of hand.

"I don't think that's a particularly good idea," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, an informal adviser to the President.

"I read it. I laughed. I thought my gosh this is going to consume a lot of people," said GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer. "I long ago stop being surprised by the things he does that other presidents wouldn't have done, but I also understand why he does it and why his base enjoys it so much."

On Capitol Hill, the ill-fated election day float went over about as well as the administration's proposal to include $1.75 billion for a new FBI building in a coronavirus relief package -- a longstanding fixation for the President that his opponents decry as ethically questionable.

Republicans simply decried it as non-sensical in a bill meant to extend unemployment to the millions of newly unemployed Americans whose lives have been crushed by an out-of-control pandemic.

"There's a number of unrelated things in there," said Republican Sen. John Cornyn of the provision, which he said caught him by surprise.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who also appeared to be caught off guard by the item, understatedly called it "non-germane." Absent any support, the White House eventually said the new money wouldn't be a dealbreaker.

Yet by Wednesday, Trump's isolation from the leaders of his own party -- who are hoping to salvage what is shaping up to be a tough November -- seemed cemented. Aboard Air Force One, Trump indicated to associates that he would not intervene in the Kansas Republican primary, even after hearing appeals from both his political team and senior Republicans that the seat -- and control of the Senate -- was at risk if conservative firebrand Kris Kobach wins.

The move appeared to some another break from a President whose interests in politics generally don't extend beyond his own self-interest. While his absence from the Lewis funeral on Thursday was not a surprise given the animosity between the two men, it also reflected Trump's general impatience for the rituals of politics that do not revolve around him.

Aides never expected Trump to join his three most recent predecessors -- Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton -- at the funeral. But even some White House officials were surprised when Trump, on Monday, flatly rejected the prospect of traveling to the US Capitol where Lewis lie in state. Some had quietly been considering a quick trip to pay respects.

As it stood, all three former presidents offered remarks that could be read as oblique rebukes of how Trump has approached the job they all held.

Pompeo, lawmakers tangle over Germany troop withdrawal

  Pompeo, lawmakers tangle over Germany troop withdrawal Senators from both sides of the aisle on Thursday questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the decision to remove U.S. troops from Germany, criticizing the move as alienating allies and weakening the United States in the face of Russia and China. © Greg Nash Pompeo, lawmakers tangle over Germany troop withdrawal The Pentagon on Wednesday announced it would move ahead on President Trump's earlier call to move about 12,000 U.S. troops from Germany, with more than half expected to return to the U.S. and the remaining deployed in Europe.

"In the America John Lewis fought for, and the America I believe in, differences of opinion are inevitable elements and evidence of democracy in action," said Bush, the most recent Republican president.

Denied traditional routes of affirmation, Trump has begun looking elsewhere. Frustrated that his once-favorite television channel Fox News is willing to interview Democrats, Trump has adopted the hard-right OAN as his preferred venue and spoke to the outlet's CEO this week about hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial that he insists works to prevent coronavirus.

Even amid attempts by his aides to shift his focus back to the pandemic, Trump continues to hear from a wide range of associates who are undermining the administration's health experts and questioning their approach to the pandemic, people familiar with the conversations say.

A group of doctors who have promoted hydroxychloroquine and cast doubt on the decision to enforce lockdowns to contain the virus were invited to the White House for a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, even though a video of a press conference they delivered was removed from social media for violating rules against misinformation.


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