The Republican Party appears to be feeling the side effects of President Trump’s growing unpopularity among Americans, and some inside the party are claiming the GOP could be in trouble ahead of 2018’s midterm elections.
Trump’s approval rating now sits at 35 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday. The latest Quinnipiac poll mirrors other major surveys that also show the president’s support dwindling among Americans.
In an interview with The New York Times, Trump defended O’Reilly against new revelations that he, Fox News and parent company 21st Century Fox had paid a total of $13 million in settlements to five women who accused him of sexual harassment or verbal abuse.
“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” Trump told the Times. “I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled. Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”
He told us who he was: The L.A. Times discovers Donald Trump’s vileness — why was any of it a surprise?
The mainstream media is shocked to discover the president is a mendacious bigot — were they not paying attention?
Why is Donald Trump’s behavior as president at all surprising?
Perhaps the Los Angeles Times did not hear the alarms sounded by political commentators and analysts such as Matt Taibbi, Henry Giroux, Charles Pierce, Charles Blow, Joan Walsh, Chris Hedges, Michael Moore and Amy Goodman about the impending doom that would be a Donald Trump presidency? Maybe those who are somehow shocked by the unapologetic and grand vileness of Donald Trump’s presidency did not read the many essays and columns warning of that fact either in the foreign press or at places like Alternet, Truthout, Common Dreams, the Atlantic and Salon? Even more worrisome, perhaps the Los Angeles Times did not take its own writing about Donald Trump as a presidential candidate seriously.