Trump claims his "base is getting stronger" amid "fake news"

Marsha Scott
Августа 8, 2017

US President Donald Trump gave every indication on Monday that he is digging in for the long haul, declaring that the large rallies he is holding showed his political base is "bigger & stronger than ever before" despite recent polling that shows a steep decline in support even among his favored constituency. The president offered recent campaign rallies in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio and West Virginia as proof.

Trump then launched a broadside at his mainstream media foils.

He added: "Hard to believe that with 24/7 #Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NYTIMES & WAPO, the Trump base is getting stronger!"

He also challenged reports that he was vacationing too much and too long, claiming, "Working hard from New Jersey while White House goes through long planned renovation, " and adding that he is "going to NY next week for more meetings".

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The president said "fake news" is responsible for the size of his base. The New York Times did not apologize for its Trump coverage. A Quinnipiac University poll last week, for instance, found just 43 percent of non-college-educated, white voters approved of the job Trump was doing, while 50 percent disapproved. "It needs to go up". "Just 6 months in office, Trump is getting into dangerously low territory in key swing states", Firehouse partner Alex Conant tells Axios.

Over the weekend, the president insisted on Twitter that the trip to Bedminster is "not a vacation". On the economy and job creation, congressional Republicans held a brutal 35-point lead, but also bested Democrats on things like "will fight for people like you", "understands what it is like for regular Americans", and "will reduce the power of special interests in Congress". Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., after the lawmaker was on CNN saying special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation "must be pursued". Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, who the president called "a phony Vietnam con artist". He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child.

"Never in USA history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal", Trump continued. "No one is above the law".

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