Two stories about Trump that didn’t get much publicity yesterday. I wonder why.
First, the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard noted this:
The headline on the new CNN poll is: “CNN/ORC Poll: Confidence drops in Trump transition.”
But inside the poll is another story: only Queen Elizabeth and Pope Francis have a higher approval rating than President-elect Trump according to Americans asked to consider 11 world leaders.
The main story doesn’t mention the comparable numbers, and even undercuts Trump’s approval ratings.
It opens: “Washington (CNN) Donald Trump will become president Friday with an approval rating of just 40 percent, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, the lowest of any recent president and 44 points below that of President Barack Obama, the 44th president.”
Actually, Trump’s approval rating in the poll is 44 percent. Some 40 percent approve of his transition.
The details of the poll show that Trump has the same approval of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and soars over others including Germany’s Angela Merkel and many others.
From the poll of Americans:
— Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, 79% approval.
— Pope Francis, 66% approval.
— President-elect Trump, 44%.
— Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 44%.
— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 37%.
— German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 31%.
— British Prime Minister Theresa May, 29%.
— Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, 24%.
— Cuban President Raul Castro, 12%.
— Russian President Vladimir Putin, 12%.
— Chinese Leader Xi Jinping, 10%.
— North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, 4%.
Hmm. Maybe they buried that lead. On purpose.
Then the Daily Mail – a British newspaper that covers events better than ours – reports that Trump made an unexpected stop at his hotel last night.
Trump received a hero’s welcome as he made a sudden surprise visit to his own Washington DC hotel on Wednesday evening.
The president-elect arrived to cheers from a crowd of VIPs and campaign surrogates at the Trump Hotel.
The triumphant entry came after feigning a drive to the city’s Reagan National airport, then ducking the political press corps before turning around to drive to his own hotel.
But it was a quick stop – he spent just about 30 minutes inside the hotel, including the restaurant BLT Steak, before rushing back off in his motorcade.
Donald Trump has already made America great again for two women dining at his DC hotel – by comping their thousand-dollar dinner bill and kissing one of them.
When Jenna Setticasi made the trip from Florida to the nation’s capital to take part in the inauguration celebrations, she may not have expected to get up and close and personal with the president-elect.
But that’s exactly what happened during the software developer’s meal with a friend, Michelle Rosser-Seiz, and her family at the Trump International Hotel in
An act of kindness toward an everyday American that the press doesn’t like to point out, unless it’s Obama. Then again, I don’t remember him every picking up a check, do you?