MSNBC anchor Katy Tur was hosting a panel on “MTP Daily” on Monday when she stumbled upon President Donald Trump’s latest approval ratings.
She appeared to be in a state of disbelief.
“Last week was a tidal wave of bad news for this presidency and this president, and his approval rating stayed the same,” Tur said incredulously. “So I wonder — I mean, if that’s not going to move the needle, is this John McCain thing going to move the needle?”
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Tur went on to say she thought Trump’s numbers would tank after he attacked John McCain back in 2015, but his supporters stuck with him all the way. She admitted that Republican voters “didn’t care at all” when she talked to them.
That’s when MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter claimed Trump’s supporters are “deluded” for continuing to support the president.
Tur appeared to agree.
“Eighty-eight percent of Republicans still support him — 88 percent. I’m sorry, I just — I start to wonder when we have these conversations and we say, ‘Well, this is going to be the breaking point,’ I wonder if there is a breaking point,” Tur complained. “I wonder if enough people in this country find the actions and the behavior repulsive enough to want to change what’s going on.”
President Trump's job approval rating remains virtually unchanged after a stormy week of bad news, new polling from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal shows.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 27, 2018
One theory that Tur and MSNBC failed to explore is that the media’s non-stop, dishonest attacks on Trump have eroded the media’s credibility so severely that the more they attack him, the more voters want to support the president.
The lack of self-awareness is what is the most amazing.
President Trump made sure to capitalize on his strong numbers.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2018
“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,” Trump tweeted. “Look at the real villains please!
The voters will decide in November.