Fox & Friends Deletes Tweet Claiming Trump’s Approval 'Soared' to 41 Percent After Getting Ruthlessly Mocked
“Fox & Friends” on Tuesday tried to spin more bad poll numbers from President Donald Trump by describing his approval rating as “soaring” despite the fact that it was historically low for a first-term president heading into a midterm election.
The “Fox & Friends” Twitter account posted an analysis of CNN’s latest poll that showed Trump’s approval at 41 percent, which is a historically bad number for a first-term president at this point in his term.
However, because the 41 percent approval was up five points from the even-worse September number of just 36 percent, “Fox & Friends” described the president’s approval as “soaring.”
The tweet was mercilessly mocked by other Twitter users, including one who replied by saying, “Soaring like a chicken in flight.” After being up for an hour, the tweet was quietly deleted.
In addition to Trump’s historically low approval ratings, the president also has the highest disapproval rating for any president at this point in his first term. In fact, according to FiveThirtyEight’s historical analysis of presidential polling, Trump is the only president in the history of modern polling to have a disapproval rating above 50 percent at this point in his first term.