It’s obvious why America fired Donald Trump – They disapproved of the Job he did

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president after campaigning with his slogan – Make America great again – and resumed office in 2017.   

This surprise victory of a new politician demonstrated that Americans were eager to disrupt the political scene in hopes of change. 

He thrived on the support of highly expectant voters who could not be discouraged in their quest for change. Thus, with Trump at the helm of the Republican seat, campaigning against Democrat representative – Hillary Clinton, expectations were high as to his performance in office towards rekindling the American dream, however, this was not so, as the highly outspoken and ‘no care for the emotional effects’ president went about his activities with a chip on his shoulder and an attitude of total nonchalance, putting laws into effect and engaging in unsavory practices, such as his immigration laws and various media outbursts. 

As monitored and recorded by Gallup, upon assumption of office in January 2017, his job approval ratings were at 45%, this record wavered steadily till about May of that same year, when it began a steady decline, to an average of 37%, most will say this was as a result of his various shocking actions such as firing the FBI director. Prior to this time, only once had the director of the FBI been fired, and this was on the grounds of ethical violations and only after a judicial investigation; however, Trump fired Comey almost as a direct effect of his handling of cases and investigations surrounding himself and his allies. 

According to a post in the Intelligencer, the now ex-president practically confessed to obstruction of justice. He went on to declare the mainstream media the enemy of the people. One could conclude this phase was the first eye-opening period for Americans.  

In April and May 2018, he received approval ratings upwards of 40% up to 42%, according to Wikipedia, more than 103k jobs were created in March, and the unemployment rate was stable till April. Wages also grew by 2.6% in this same period. At the beginning of the quarter, he was down 4.9% from the initial rating upon assuming office. A record 45% approval rating was noticed in week 73, commencing June 11.  

In February 2020, he hit a new record of 49%, amid the initial phase of the coronavirus and he received high scores from Americans for his initial response. An obvious and steady reduction commenced in May as a result of his handling of the death of George Floyd, several racial protests, and the continued effects, and his response to the pandemic, this persisted till Dec, closing out at 39%. It is easy to see the effects of his decisions were long in coming but were foremost on everyone’s mind and this eventually led to his less than regal ousting from the presidency and ultimately from any other subsequent race. 

In January 2021, approval ratings for ex-president Trump were at a record low of 34%.  It is important to mention that he is the only president to never hit a 50% job approval rating at any point during his tenure since the Gallup poll commenced – see what I mean? 

Trump becomes the 11th president who failed to win re-election. Gallup further notes that Trump is now the 4th US incumbent president defeated for re-election since it started its polling, and the second one to have a lower rating post-election.   

Gerald Ford, one of the 4 previous presidents had lower approval ratings after he pardoned Nixon in 1974, and even with this, he made an average of 50% and recorded an increase in rating post-election.    

Jimmy Carter, another ex-president who missed it at re-election, had a much lower rating falling below 30% and closed out at 34%, wherein a loss of approval from party followership was noted.  

George H.W. Bush had extremely high ratings during his first years in office, however, the numbers steadily declined with the economy at the time. He also closed out with a weak 34% compared to previous ratings when he assumed office.   

For Trump, his markedly low rating post-election could be linked to his reaction to the election results and subsequently his prompting of the assault on the capitol building. 

Final job approval ratings by party identification also showed a 14% decrease by fellow republicans and a 28% reduction from independents telling us that even his party members disapproved of the job he did.

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Honest Joe

Good ole Joe. Honest Joe.

That’s it.

That’s all the blog post.

Let me elaborate on that some more.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is honest in his statements, yes we can recognise he has made some misleading or false claims here and there but, when your opponent has made 13,435 false or misleading claims way before he even had 1000th in office, the bar is not that high.

Unless you are Paulette Dale, who loves President Donald Trump’s smile– Wait, she’s voting for Biden?!

Wow, who could have guessed it? Telling lies doesn’t help, imagine that.

Jokes aside, let us look at the numbers, shall we?

By American voters, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is seen as more honest, more even-tempered, and a better role model than US President Donald Trump.

On a poll conducted June 16-22 by Pew Research Centre among 4,708 adults, including 3,577 registered voters, found overall headline figures of 54% of registered voters who said that if the election were held today, they would vote for Biden or lean toward voting for him, putting him ten points ahead of Trump, who was backed by 44%.

So you could say Trump is LIE-ing low in the polls. No? Okay.

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The People Have Spoken

But did the President listen?

President Donald Trump said he couldn’t hear the protesters who booed him and first lady, Melania Trump when they paid their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court on Thursday.

The numbers of news outlets with videos of this precise moment are too many to count, but I can tell you something the “vote him out” chant was deafening, the people spoke, yet it wasn’t clear enough for Trump.

He later said that he and the first lady couldn’t hear what was being chanted.

“Well I think that was just a political chant, I couldn’t — we could hardly hear it from where we were. Somebody said there was some chanting, but they were right next to the media. But really couldn’t– hardly hear too much,” Trump said Thursday afternoon on his way from the White House to a campaign rally in North Carolina. “We heard a sound, but it wasn’t very strong.”

I wonder, will the people stay this loud come November?

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The Economy & The Election

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden laid out starkly divergent visions of how to dig the U.S. economy out of the deepest downturn since the Great Depression amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal of the next president will be to get back to full employment as fast as possible

  • Trump promised more cuts to taxes and regulations, and he dangled the prospect of additional tariffs against China; “We will go right after China,” Trump said. “We will not rely on them one bit. We’re taking our business out of China. We are bringing it home. We want our business to come home.” He added, “We will continue to reduce taxes and regulations at levels not seen before.”
  • Biden Biden vowed to raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations and use the money to spend trillions to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure and shift to a clean-energy future, make housing and child care more affordable and improve education, among other proposals.
  • Trump In his nomination speech, he suggested he’ll propose cutting individual taxes but didn’t say which. Trump’s campaign has generally provided vague economic proposals that could be fleshed out later. The president, for example, vowed to create 10 million jobs in 10 months but didn’t specify how.
    Economist Chris Edwards of the libertarian Cato Institute says: “Trump will be better from a free-market perspective.”
    The Tax Foundation says it’s difficult to analyze the ideas without more details.
    Critics question the legality of a payroll tax cut that’s not approved by Congress.
    “Tax cuts provide a small economic bang for the buck, adding significantly to the nation’s debt load and providing little economic lift.“ said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics
  • Biden His administration would raise taxes and eliminate loopholes for individuals earning more than $400,000.
    Economist Nancy Vanden Houten of Oxford Economics says she supports the plan because it targets wealthy individuals who likely would save, rather than spend, their tax windfall, doing relatively little harm to the economy.
  • Trump is trusted more than Democratic nominee Joe Biden to handle the economy, polls show, even with more than 40 million Americans filing jobless claims and growth stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Biden, who has held online events from home during the shutdown, should be out in communities across the country demonstrating how to reopen businesses while following public health guidance. He needs to show what life is going to be like and how we are going to do it.
  • Trump has staked his political future on the economy, pushing a return to normal. An improving economy could play to Trump’s strengths, said Ian Sams, an adviser at Navigator, a polling organization.
  • A Biden adviser said re-opening should be dictated by public health concerns and that phased approaches being done by most states make sense. “From an economic standpoint, the worst-case scenario would be opening up and having to shut down again,” the adviser said.
    Economists see a recovery beginning in the third quarter, with job gains expected at more than 2 million, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia survey. But those forecasters still see a double-digit unemployment rate by the November election. “The unemployment rate will probably be falling relatively quickly later this year and next year, but it’s still going to be at a very high level,” the Biden adviser said.
    “It’s not that we don’t want to reopen the economy,” prominent Michigan Democrat, Vaughn Derderian, the chair of the Oakland County Democratic Party said. “We don’t know what it means to reopen the economy safely.”

A badly flagging economy of course works more to Biden’s political favor than Trump’s. But it’s also possible that the economy will simply matter less in this election than in past presidential contests.

The economy has gone into recession, unemployment is at 11.1%, and record numbers of new COVID-19 cases could substantially boost unemployment yet again. Come November, the economy could be a strong headwind for the incumbent president.

The election is determined on the margins, in other words. Plenty of people know how they’ll vote, regardless of their income or even whether they have a job on Election Day. But for those people in swing states without strong party affiliations, the economy could nudge their voting decisions one way or the other.

Bottom line,  the economy will play a determining factor in the election.

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Not Caving

Democrats slammed the GOP’s $500 billion stimulus plan on Wednesday, calling it “emaciated” since it would leave out aid to states and rental assistance.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on CNN that Democrats are not caving to Republicans

“There’s a good chance they feel the pressure once they see the Democrats are not going to fold to this emaciated bill, which leaves so much out,” he said. “The pressure will mount on them.” “The crisis and the pain of the American people in the pandemic get greater and greater, and Republicans keep thinking smaller and smaller,” Schumer said. “And the reason is very simple — there are 20 Republicans in the Senate who want no money, so McConnell had to, in a very cynical exercise, put together something that would check the box, but left out so much.

Democrats have long championed their $3.4 trillion economic relief package that the House passed in May. It included aid to states, a second round of direct payments, and $100 billion in rental assistance among other priorities.

After negotiations fell through, the White House moved ahead in early August with a series of executive orders to boost unemployment benefits and enact a controversial payroll tax holiday. It also recently enacted an eviction moratorium through the end of the year.

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The Recession of The Rich… Is Over

“The recession is nearly over for high-wage workers, but low-wage workers are no more than half-recovered,” said John Friedman, an economics professor at Brown University and co-director of the Harvard-based research group Opportunity Insights.

In recent weeks, spending by the poor has nearly rebounded to pre-crisis levels, thanks to federal stimulus checks — low-income consumption shot up after April 15 the moment they were deposited — and to expanded unemployment benefits. But the jobless rate remains at its highest level since the Great Depression.

Much of the country’s economy depends on shopping by the top income bracket that the wealthiest 25% of Americans account for fully two-thirds of the total decline in spending since January.

The stock market is telling a different story. Thanks to a wave of optimism about a possible vaccine and an economic recovery, as well as continued support from the Fed, many investors are doing quite well. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is within a few points of hitting a record high.

Some of the largest companies, such as Nike and Best Buy, are enjoying their highest stock prices ever while many smaller businesses fight for survival.

New analysis by Opportunity Insights of Labor Department data found employment is still 20 percent below pre-pandemic levels for workers earning under $14 an hour, and 16 percent down for those making $14 to $20 an hour.

“This has been a very clear K-shaped recovery,” says Peter Atwater, an adjunct lecturer in economics at the College of William & Mary. “The biggest and wealthiest have been on a clear path toward recovery. Meanwhile, for most small businesses and those worst off, things have only become worse. The contrast is piercing: One group feels better than ever while the other borders on hopelessness.”

Congress has not passed another relief bill, and the bulk of the federal stimulus originally passed in March to sustain small businesses and more than 28 million people on unemployment benefits has largely expired.

The burden of supporting the economy has fallen on the Federal Reserve, which has pumped trillions of dollars into the financial system to prop up businesses and markets, fueling a 50 percent gain in the stock market since March and a surge in home and car buying.

Fed leaders have urged Congress to act swiftly before the damage to the economy becomes permanent. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren warned on Wednesday that “the recovery may be losing steam.” Former Fed chair Janet L. Yellen called for “urgent” fiscal action

“The stock market isn’t the economy. The economy is production and jobs, and there are shortfalls in virtually every sector of the economy,” Yellen said in an interview with The Washington Post.

“This pandemic is causing suffering and losses,” Yellen said. “Individuals and businesses are not going to make it through this unless they get grants, and only the federal government can do that.”

A Fed survey found that 63 percent of workers with college degrees could perform their jobs entirely from home, while only 20 percent of workers with high school diplomas or less could work from home.

How Nevada Made Voting Easier During The Pandemic

Nevada Democrats recently passed Assembly Bill 4, making substantial changes to Nevada election law for the 2020 election. The modifications represent a largely fair and reasoned attempt to make sure COVID-19 does not impede the election. Democrats are legitimately concerned about COVID-19 suppressing the vote, and their legislative efforts mirrored their fears.

This action vastly expands the group of people who show up for an election. There was a record turnout with the mostly mail primary election in June. It was 30% turnout, which is the highest it’s been since 1996.

We are less than a hundred days from the November general election. A lot of the clerks are looking for some sort of guidance

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, who is Republican, acknowledged in these public hearings that they had not gotten any reports of fraud stemming from this June primary yet made it cear she she wants to return to somewhat normal in the upcoming general election and move away from this mostly mail model.

In an interview at The Rachel Maddow MSNBC, State Sen. Pat Spearman said quote “Republicans don’t think they can win if a lot of people show up to vote, and that trend unfortunately has come to Nevada”

What Trump Says

Monday afternoon President Trump gave one of his semi-regular updates on the fight against corona-virus.

Trump predicts: “…in 90 days or less, your numbers will be very good, I think, much better on the corona virus or the China virus.” When questioned about a possible development of a vaccine: “I think we’ll have a vaccine before the end of the year, very substantially and we may have a therapeutic resolvement very quickly, very, very quickly and frankly that’s the one I’d rather have faster, because you in, you give a transfusion or a shot to people that are very ill and they’d be able to come out of the hospital, the next day or a few days later”

He later added: “It should have never been allowed to happen. It should have never been allowed to escape China” China was not at all transparent in the scope and seriousness of Covid-19. The virus is highly contagious and it’s not at all clear that even if China had been transparent, the virus would have stayed only in that country.”We must stop politicizing the virus and instead be united in our condemnation of how this virus came to America, how this virus came to the world”

When it came to the subject if schools should reopen for in-person instruction in the fall “I think, for the most part, they don’t get very sick,” Trump said of children. “… It’s also a case where there’s a tiny fraction of death, tiny fraction, and they get better very quickly.”
Despite a study that found nearly 100,000 children were infected with the corona-virus in the final two weeks of July, President Trump on Monday reiterated the false claim that children are essentially immune to the virus, and that schools should reopen for in-person instruction in the fall.

Later on, in a pair of lengthy radio interviews Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump let loose. Many of the president’s remarks centered on the return of sports amid the pandemic. Although athletes and schools have expressed escalating corona-virus-related health concerns, Trump told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt later Tuesday morning that “they should play football.” But in that half-hour interview, he stressed players should also “stand for our flag and respect our flag.”

More Americans Think The Country Is Headed In The Right Direction – Why?

According to a new Rasmussen Reports 28% likely voters say U.S. heading in Right Direction and surpassing by 2 points the previous week findings.

Those two points make it the highest finding since the end of May. By comparison during a considerable part of 2016, President Obama’s last full year in office, this number ran in the mid- to upper 20s.