5 Brand New Signs of Donald Trump’s Dwindling Support

If you spend any time listening to White House spokespeople, you would be under the impression that President Donald Trump is a popular guy. “President Trump has a magnetic personality and exudes positive energy, which is infectious to those around him,” spokeswoman Hope Hicks told the Washington Post. “He has an unparalleled ability to communicate with people, whether he is speaking to a room of three or an arena of 30,000.”

Well, whatever magnetism Hicks and her colleagues in the press room witness, it’s clear that they are the only ones “infected” by this Trump fever. After all, the president is growing more unpopular each day.

Here are the latest signs that Trump’s ”magnetic personality” isn’t all his staff claims it to be.

1. His communications director resigned in May.

Sure, no staff member lasts forever. But three months? That’s pretty unheard of.

“The departure of Michael Dubke, Trump’s communications director, comes as aides and outside advisers say Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between his campaign and Moscow,” the Chicago Tribune reports. “Dubke wrote in a statement that it had been an honor to serve Trump and ‘my distinct pleasure to work side by side, day by day with the staff of the communications and press departments.’”

Dubke actually resigned weeks ago, but he didn’t disclose his departure until after the president returned from his major foreign policy tour last week.

2. And no one else wants the job.

Losing staff may not be a huge deal, but it becomes problematic if no one else wants to take over that position.

According to Mediaite, “Trump’s undisciplined administration, paired with his tendency for off-the-cuff comments that undermine his own spokespeople, and a lack of job security for even his most senior aides, has warned off potential replacements for Dubke: ‘four possible successors contacted by the White House declined to be considered, according to an associate of Mr. Trump who like others asked not to be identified discussing internal matters.’ The job of communications director in the White House would typically attract top spox talent, but a dearth of candidates underscores the perils of placing one’s credibility in the hands of the Trump administration.”

3. His polling numbers are tanking.

What does it mean when the public likes a politician more when he doesn’t talk? For a hot-headed president who loves the spotlight, it means a whole lot of trouble.

Most Americans think President Donald Trump hurts his own cause when he speaks on behalf of the White House, according to a new Monmouth University survey,” reports HuffPost. “Sixty-one percent say Trump does more to hurt than help the presidency by speaking out, with just a third of those polled seeing his statements as mostly helpful.”

4. Support for his impeachment is on the rise.

While the president is polling poorly, the idea of impeaching him definitely is not.

“An increasing percentage of voters want Congress to impeach President Donald Trump — even if they don’t think Trump has committed the ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ the Constitution requires,” Politico reports. “Forty-three percent of voters want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, up from 38 percent last week. ‘If President Trump was hoping his foreign trip would shift the conversation away from scandals, he may be out of luck,’ said Morning Consult Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. ‘Over the last week, support for beginning impeachment proceedings among voters rose from 38 percent to 43 percent.’”

5. Foreign leaders will consider working without the U.S. as an ally.

Germany’s top newspaper called Donald Trump a “menace,” and German Chancellor Angela Merkel encouraged NATO leaders to “stay unified,” even as the president trash-talked her country.

But in the biggest sign that President Trump is losing all of his ground with foreign governments, the Nordic leaders mocked him and his meeting with Arab dignitaries earlier in his trip.

“Top leaders from five Nordic countries viciously trolled President Donald Trump with a photo depicting each with a hand on a soccer ball, essentially mocking a picture of the commander in chief and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman that went viral last week during the president’s first foreign foray since taking office,” Newsweek reports.

Yes, our president is officially an international laughingstock.

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142 comments

Peggy B
Peggy Babout a year ago

TYFS

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Elaine W
Elaine Wabout a year ago

The more you know him the more you regret it.

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Carl O
Carl O1 years ago

Rex Tillerson calls Donald J. "dumb as a stump" Trump "a f*cking moron. Corker says his babysitter missed a shift. Now he attacks McCain an octagenarian with a brain tumor and nothing to lose. His photo op with Mitch McConnell in the rose garden had Mitch and his vacant stare looking like a prisoner of war's hostage video. Today he takes on the family of a fallen soldier. What a jackass.

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Philippa P
Philippa Powers2 years ago

Ask me if I'm surprised!

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Janis K
Janis K2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

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David P
David P2 years ago

*yawn*

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caroline l
caroline lord2 years ago

cheered me up,thank you

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Roberto MARINI
Roberto MARINI2 years ago

Trump is not a good president

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Lisa M
Lisa M2 years ago

Noted.

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Lisa M
Lisa M2 years ago

Noted.

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