Samantha Bee Has a Birthday Present for Trump He Won't Soon Forget

Remember when Donald Trump loved the polls? "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee sure does.

For his first birthday as commander-in-chief, "America took up a collection and got POTUS something that we know he likes," Bee opened on Wednesday. "A Gallup poll."

President Trump's disapproval rating as of Monday, June 12, was a whopping 60 percent—up from 56 percent the week prior. That number is even more alarming when compared with those of other historically unpopular presidents.

"Even though he's only four months in, Donald Trump has already hit a higher disapproval rating than most presidents before him *ever* had," notes Princeton University professor Kevin Kruse, who offered a bit of historical context on Twitter this week:

"Happy 71st, 45. Let us know when you get tired of winning," Bee quipped, before recapping Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate testimony on Tuesday. "We'll be over here, watching America's hottest summer replacement series."


Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card


Thanks for your support!

Did you enjoy AlterNet this year? Join us! We're offering AlterNet ad-free for 15% off - just $2 per week. From now until March 15th.