A joint survey carried out by The Washington Post and ABC News revealed that only 36 percent Americans think US President Donald Trump has performed well as the nation’s leader.
The poll is an assessment of Trump’s performance in the first six months since he took office. The results have shown the lowest rating of any American president since the poll’s inception in the 1940s, reported The Independent. A total of 58 percent disapproved of him, most of them “strongly”, said the report.
Trump is followed by Gerald Ford, who received an approval rating of 39 percent in 1975 after half a year of being the US President.
Another 48 percent people participating in the survey thought that the US’s position in the race of world leaders has fallen under Trump’s leadership; a meagre 27 percent said it has improved.
Additionally, 63 percent people thought that Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with a Russian lawyer was “inappropriate”.
Trump responded to the results on Twitter and said:
The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
And commenting on the Trump Jr controversy, he took refuge in a familiar argument.
HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
Trump Jr, however, has acknowledged that he met shortly after that email exchange with a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, during the presidential campaign with the understanding that the attorney would provide damaging information on Clinton.
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