While his current journey overseas in Asia was eventful by its personal proper, President Donald Trump was fast to fire up loads of controversies upon his return dwelling. Between suggesting the UCLA basketballs gamers freed by China thank him for intervening, pulling a Marco Rubio, and wading into the Al Franken controversy, Trump seemingly relished re-entering the American information media’s home highlight. According to a brand new report out at Politico, nevertheless, the president was additionally fast to renew one among his favourite pastimes — discovering, studying and sharing constructive ballot numbers.
As Trump has demonstrated numerous occasions, his ego-driven method to every little thing from politics to enterprise entails proud, repetitive and infrequently incorrect boasts about his accomplishments. Per Politico’s White House sources, nevertheless, the president’s fascination with ballot numbers can also be fueled by his personal workers:
Aides within the White House typically present Trump polls designed to make him really feel good, based on aides and advisers. Usually they’re those that focus simply on voters who forged ballots for him in 2016 or are potential Trump supporters — Trump’s base — however often embody public polls like Rasmussen, relying on what the numbers say.
Seeing as how the administration’s inner polling is primarily used to cheer up the continually embattled president, many White House official have change into weary — each of the polls’ outcomes, and of the potential destructive results they’re having on Trump’s demeanor because the President of the United States. Per two sources who spoke with Politico, the numbers frequently proven to Trump are “just not accurate” and “delusional.” Then once more, the president has lengthy remained in what outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie calls “campaign mode,” in order that he would keep centered on polling — regardless of how inaccurate — isn’t all that stunning.
This is, in any case, the identical man who not directly responded to Hillary Clinton’s statements on the legitimacy of the 2016 election outcomes with a tweet calling on her to run once more in 2020. No, actually.
Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and largest) loser of all time. She simply can’t cease, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on along with your life and provides it one other strive in three years!
— Donald J. Trump (@actualDonaldTrump) November 18, 2017