On a day when the United States marked 150,000 deaths from coronavirus, Donald Trump bemoaned that people didn’t like him. He also expressed jealousy over why the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci is so admired. Here’s what he said during his briefing Tuesday:
“He’s got this high approval rating, so why don’t I have a high approval rating?”
“A man works for us — with us, very closely, Dr. Fauci, and Dr. Birx also highly thought of. And yet, they’re highly thought of, but nobody likes me. It can only be my personality. That’s all.”
Here’s reaction from CNN’s Don Lemon:
“Mommy always liked you more than me… That is sad. There’s an answer by the way – you don’t have a high approval rating because you have completely botched the handling of the virus. denying and downplaying… You failed when the country needed you the most and because there’s no pivot. There is no new tone. There is no turned page. You still don’t get it.”
150,000 Americans dead…yet,Trump wonders why his approval rating is so low vs. Dr. Fauci.
Fauci is in the business of saving lives, whereas our Reality-TV-POTUS, who says “I don’t take responsibility” & “drink disinfectant”, aims to bleach reality.pic.twitter.com/N28jvx8GRf
— Rula Jebreal (@rulajebreal) July 28, 2020
I still cant believe a US president went on tv on a day we reached 150,000 dead citizens & complained about his poll numbers while whining “nobody likes me.” Occasionally you have step back & look at these things with pre-trump eyes just to marvel at the insanity of modern times
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) July 29, 2020
Trump finally told the truth!
“Nobody likes me.”
— Donald Trump
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 29, 2020
It’s a phrase that we can confidently say will haunt him through the election.
The perfect summary of his presidency. pic.twitter.com/5lceKbdhoG
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 28, 2020
"NOBODY LIKES ME." is a hell of a campaign slogan.
— John Lurie (@lurie_john) July 28, 2020
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