History was changed forever in the summer of 2015 when then-candidate Donald Trump descended down the escalator of New York City's Trump Tower to announce his candidacy in the 2016 election. In the speech, he called immigrants rapists and murderers, immediately thrusting his campaign into its first major controversy.
For the next year and a half, these scandals would continue. Nevertheless, Trump would ascend to the presidency in an upset victory against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote by three million votes.
Fast forward to four years later, and Trump is yet again campaigning for another term at the presidency, except this time, the public has experienced what a Trump presidency looks like.
In a recent interview with Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports, Trump revealed that the best day of his life was the day before he descended down that escalator.
(PART 3) - @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse https://t.co/Rx74t5OUyh— Dave Portnoy (@Dave Portnoy)1595616180.0
"The best day in my life in terms of business and life and everything was the day before I announced I'm running for president. Everything was good."
The President's average approval rating has never risen above 50 percent, and it's been steadily plummeting as the public evaluates his virus response and his actions toward the widespread protests against racist police brutality in the United States.
Judging by the numbers, the public largely agrees that, like Trump, they were better off before the discord in response to his campaign and subsequent presidency began.
The Twitter reactions to his statement seem to reflect this as well.
@maggieNYT My life was better too.— Roggae (@Roggae)1595617360.0
@maggieNYT Many people around the world would say so that is true for them as well.— Michael Knigge (@Michael Knigge)1595627751.0
@maggieNYT This is understandable because our lives were so much better before he became president, too.— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@Khashoggi’s Ghost)1595627201.0
@maggieNYT That makes...all of us.— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly)1595620655.0
@maggieNYT The US and the world were happier then too. We may not have appreciated it, but we were.— Helen Noble ⚖️ (@Helen Noble ⚖️)1595620087.0
Some thought Trump was setting the stage for a possible loss in November by claiming his life would improve if he weren't President.
@maggieNYT I knew it.. he's ramping up the sour grapes "i didn't even want it, my life was better.." Donald, join t… https://t.co/5dbzcAbKuN— ScienceMermaid (@ScienceMermaid)1595618142.0
@maggieNYT Rationalizing he will win by losing— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin)1595617221.0
@maggieNYT Trump doesn’t want to be President. Trump just wants to win the Presidency.— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes)1595618311.0
We'll know for certain in November.