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Only 13x in the last 72 years has a sitting US President NOT been The Most Admired Man in the U.S.


Only 13x in the last 72 years has a sitting US President NOT been The Most Admired Man in the U.S.

So far Trump is 0-2

Obama won it a year before becoming President, all 8 years during and the last 2 years after

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Trump told two 'flagrant lies' to American troops' faces about the pay raise he said he gave them


During his surprise visit to troops deployed in Iraq, President Donald Trump appeared to tell two large fibs to service members about their pay — and it wasn’t the first time he’d done so.

ABC News producer and reporter Ali Rogin noted on Twitter Wednesday that the president told “two flagrant lies in a row” during the hour-long speech.

“He said the US military got its first pay raise in 10 years,” Rogin wrote before linking to a May PolitiFact analysis from the first time the president made the claim that found the lie “Pants on Fire” egregious.

“You haven’t gotten [a raise] in more than ten years,” Trump told troops. “More than ten years. And we got you a big one. I got you a big one.”

The ABC News producer noted, however, that “the military has received a pay increase each year except for [1983] and that was a technical glitch.”

Rogin added that Trump also “said he raised the military’s pay by ten percent” — another lie given that military pay was raised 2.8 percent in 2018 and another 2.6 percent in the August National Defense Authorization Act.

U.S. acting AG falsely claimed scholar-athlete honor: report


Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has incorrectly claimed in government documents that he had been named an Academic All-American while playing football at the University of Iowa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

It said Whitaker made the claim in his biography on his former law firm’s website and on a resume sent in 2014 to the chief executive of a now-closed patent-marketing firm, for which he sat on the advisory board.

The resume was included in documents released by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last month, the Journal said.

President Donald Trump named Whitaker to his position on Nov. 7, immediately after he ousted former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom he had criticized for recusing himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Whitaker had been Sessions’ chief of staff, a former U.S. attorney and a conservative commentator.

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Huckabee defends Trump: It's not like he's "boiling the little girl's rabbit"



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Trump Approval More Stable Than Approval for Prior Presidents


2. No Honeymoon
Presidents typically receive relatively high job approval ratings when they take office, leading observers to nickname the early part of a presidency the "honeymoon period." Presidents since 1980 have not had quite as lofty early-term ratings as their predecessors, but all had approval ratings that exceeded the historical average job approval rating since 1938 of 53%, until Trump.

Additionally, all but Clinton and Trump registered at least one approval rating above 60% during their first quarter in office.

After the honeymoon period, presidents' job approval ratings usually decline significantly, dropping by an average of six points between the first quarter and the remainder of their first two years in office. Five presidents had declines of more than 10 points.

Trump's first quarter average as president was 41%, barely better than his average approval rating of 39% since then.

3. No Rallies
Another previously reliable historical pattern in presidential approval ratings is "rally-around-the-flag" events. Typically, when a major event occurs -- often involving military actions or threats to U.S. national security -- Americans' support for the president has increased. Notable rally events include the Bay of Pigs invasion under Kennedy, the seizure of U.S. hostages by Iran under Jimmy Carter, the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan, the Persian Gulf War under George H.W. Bush and the 9/11 terror attacks under George W. Bush.

Like honeymoons, presidential rallies can be hard to define, as sudden increases in presidential job approval are not always tied to a singular event. Regardless of the cause, significant and sustained increases in presidential approval in a short-time frame have not been uncommon. Dating back to Truman, Gallup has documented 48 instances in which a president's average approval rating in one month exceeded his average approval rating in the prior month by more than five percentage points.

Every president has had at least one such occurrence, and most had multiple occurrences. However, Trump's approval rating has yet to increase more than three points in any month, with a single three-point increase occurring between September 2018 and October 2018 amid the fight to confirm his Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Number of Presidential Rallies During Presidential Terms
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