READ: Donald Trump Tweets ‘Over 90% Approval Rating…Within the Republican Party and 52% Overall’


President Donald Trump takes a lot of criticism for the time he spends focused on his own popularity. On the day after his inauguration, former White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, stated the President’s biggest concern lay with the comparatively small size of his crowd rather than the new duties Trump just assumed as a national leader.

As such, Trump often tweets about favorable poll results. On the evening after a mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, the President focused once again on his own public approval numbers.

There was only one problem. The number the President amplified with his tweet reflected public disapproval of the job he does, not their approval.

On Sunday evening around 8:30pm EST, Trump took to Twitter and posted:

“Over 90% approval rating for your all time favorite (I hope) President within the Republican Party and 52% overall. This despite all of the made up stories by the Fake News Media trying endlessly to make me look as bad and evil as possible. Look at the real villains please!”

But the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll he quoted gave him a 44 percent approval rating and a 52 percent disapproval rating. After his tweet, more people went to view the poll numbers amplifying the news of the negative public opinion of the President.

The Twittersphere quickly pointed out the President’s mistake. Some responded directly on Trump’s own tweet.

Some offered advice.

While others thought the President should be focused on matters other than his own popularity as the following responses show.

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