Watch this clip of Lou Dobbs and Ed Rollins gushing over Donald Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly today for a taste of the alternate reality of Fox News Trumpers.
Here are the jaw-dropping moments:
ROLLINS: He showed a very strong leadership today and I think there’s not a person in that room who basically wouldn’t say, ‘my goodness, Americans aren’t weak any more and this is a very strong leader.’ They may not like him but he’s a very strong leader.
DOBBS: By the way, I think they do like him and I do think they respect him and I do think the only people who are worrying about whether he is respected or liked by them is the vast, left-wingnut national media.
This man has been so strong as president… Bedeviled and beleaguered from every—from 360 degrees, by media, the opposition party, his own party establishment. He is, I think, at this point a more accepted and possibly the strongest individual to serve in the Oval Office in my lifetime, and I’m including Ronald Reagan. He’s established himself as the leader of this nation.
The fact is, Donald Trump remains wildly unpopular. Fivethirtyeight.com, which tracks his popularity, compared Trump’s approval ratings to all prior presidents at this point in their presidency, going back to Harry Truman. None was as unpopular as Trump. Since Day 13 of Trump’s term, his popularity has been under water. He has only grown less popular since then.
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So who’s really part of the wingnut media?
Watch it below, from Fox Business’ September 19, 2017 Lou Dobbs Tonight, via Media Matters.
The reality of yesterday’s sinister behavior by Trump is that we just witnessed him trying to bully the entire world in his usual manner. The reaction of the rest of the world to his threats was pretty easy to see coming – we’re now even more isolated than we were before, something I didn’t think was possible.
The Right Wing loves what Trump did there because he was really speaking to them in any case. I heard AM Radio hosts practically giddy with their joy at hearing Trump act like a five year old at the UN.
Again, this is a stark reminder of what happens when people decide that their vote doesn’t matter and choose to stay home. Had the three million Dem voters who sat on their hands actually taken the time to vote last November, we would not now be facing a situation like this. Elections have consequences and this is a big one.
The only questions I have are about what will happen after the Pence White House attacks North Korea. What are the consequences for us, past whatever weapons get lobbed at us during the immediate event? How does China react to our behavior, when they’ve stated they will have a response? I’m assuming that will mean a major economic impact, but we’ll have to see. And how does the UN react? Do they sanction us? Does the UN move its HQ out of New York, as I’ve been expecting them to? The only thing we can say for certain is that the next presidential administration is going to have a much bigger mess to clean up than President Obama faced in 2009.
And I note that childish threats and tantrums like Trump’s do not project strength in any case. Trump’s behavior is that of an increasingly weak person – one who is prone to make irrational choices as he flails around in his desperation. It appears that the Right Wing is joining him in that behavior.