As COVID-19 confirmed cases in the United States rose to nearly 6,000, with over 100 deaths, President Donald Trump spent his morning touting his approval rating and attacking the press.
In just a few tweets, the President dashed the hopes that his words and actions would rise to a level that met the leadership and moral clarity Americans look to in a President at times of crisis like these.
Trump claimed that his approval rating among Republicans was 95 percent.
95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, 53% overall. Not bad considering I get nothing but Fake & Corrupt News… https://t.co/tAFIiaXP5C— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584538198.0
....Also, according to the Daily Caller, leading Sleepy Joe Biden in Florida, 48% to 42%.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584538202.0
Trump boasted that his approval rating was 53% among all Americans, citing a Rasmussen poll which has been known to skew in Trump's favor.
He proceeded to whine about legitimate oversight concerns that he's deemed "Deep State" efforts to undermine his presidency. To top it off, he used another childish nickname to describe his likely 2020 opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.
People didn't hesitate to call attention to his pettiness.
In November, don't forget that this is what this awful man was focused on while more and more people were dying and… https://t.co/o47RE9flrF— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1584538899.0
Even Republicans should forsake you for tweeting something like this in the middle of a pandemic. It is evidence—no… https://t.co/awWZgHPKVE— Richard Stengel (@Richard Stengel)1584538837.0
This unhinged, delusional man is a dangerous menace to the United States and the world. He is the worst possible pe… https://t.co/EOOQXsHrTF— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1584538501.0
People are dying and this idiot is tweeting fake approval ratings to make his ego feel better. https://t.co/R8kZOdzaa5— Red Quarantine Queen Painter (@Red Quarantine Queen Painter)1584541620.0
In the middle of a pandemic and the beginning of what could be a global economic depression, this idiot is tweeting… https://t.co/PDzi2bAZCn— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1584539051.0
That he'd cite the Daily Caller as a legitimate source was laughable.
Oh, if that's the way the Daily Caller sees it, well that changes everything. https://t.co/5Tx8wGAHZj— Gregorio Dali (@Gregorio Dali)1584544272.0
Daily Caller is a Nazi mag, Don https://t.co/uXq6CgGJ1u— DAllen (@DAllen)1584541048.0
LOL Daily Caller too funny https://t.co/yH8nVv61q8— Brian Hammar (@Brian Hammar)1584539134.0
The President has done nothing to change his erratic behavior on Twitter. He tweeted or retweeted more than 50 times on Tuesday. Today, he continued calling COVID-19 the "Chinese Virus," in addition to the frivolous boasting about his supposed poll numbers.
Do you feel safe with him at the helm?