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Trump Diaries

© Tom Tomorrow

Indeed, Donald Trump must be very unhappy. His approval rating has dropped to 36%, the lowest of his young presidency.

And more questionable Russian connections keep appearing. The latest news is that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner met with the chairman of the Russian state development bank after the election but before Trump became president. The bank chairman was appointed by none other than Vladimir Putin less than two years ago, and he used to work at the FSB (which replaced the KGB), where Putin worked as well. What makes this really questionable is that that is one of the banks that was sanctioned by the US after Russia invaded Crimea. Why was Kushner meeting with them? We may never know.

Meanwhile, the Republicans are in disarray after their repeal of Obamacare fizzled. Adding insult to injury, Trump lashed out at both the conservative Freedom Caucus and at the moderate Republican “Tuesday Group”, pissing them off even more.

And finally, the White House itself is in shambles, with internal factions stabbing each other in the back and blaming each other for a toxic environment of dysfunction.

Also published on Medium.



  1. Wildwood wrote:

    I really need to replenish my supply of popcorn.

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:24 am | Permalink
  2. rk wrote:

    Trump likes to set records, what’s the lowest approval rating for a president in history?

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:40 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    I think the lowest ever was for Harry Truman at 22%. However, that was not so early in his presidency. Richard Nixon hit 24%, George W. Bush 25%, Ronald Reagan 25%, Jimmy Carter 28%, and George H.W. Bush 29% — all below Trump’s current 36%.

    The lowest Bill Clinton ever got was 37% in June 1993, but he came back up to 56% by September of the same year (just 3 months later).

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:00 am | Permalink
  4. Wildwood wrote:

    Well let’s hope Trumplestiltskin keeps on keeping on in his downward slide to, if not oblivion, then to disgrace. He has set the disgrace bar so low already that it’s probably not possible.

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm | Permalink
  5. btn wrote:

    Thanks for the links. The last quote in the second article sums it up: “there is no amount of reporting that could accurately describe the subterfuge, animosity and finger-pointing that is currently happening within the ranks of the senior staff.”

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:52 pm | Permalink