If you ask President Trump, he would tell you that he is loved and perhaps the best president in the history of the United States.
However, the latest Gallup poll has revealed that Trump’s approval ratings tell a different story.
The latest Gallup poll revealed that Trump’s approval rating is sitting at a record low 37 percent.
While other presidents have had lower approval ratings later in their presidency, this is the first time a president’s approval ratings have been this low in March.
Experts believe the low approval ratings are the result of the impending Congressional hearing on Russia where they will determine whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help Trump win. Additionally, the low ratings come one day before FBI Director James Comey is expected to dismiss Trump’s wiretapping claims.
Non-politically, Trump has frustrated voters with his frequent vacations. After promising to work hard, Trump has played golf nearly every weekend since becoming president. This is the same Trump who used to accuse former President Barack Obama of golfing too much.
Ironically, this past tweet by Trump now appears hilarious given where his approval ratings are today.
@BarackObama has a record low 39% Gallup approval rating. Why so high?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2011
Other issues that are affecting Trump’s approval ratings include the Republican healthcare bill that is floating around in Congress and the fact that his chief strategist Stephen Bannon is calling the shots behind the scenes.
Trump has also embarrassed himself with other international leaders. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto both cancelled their trips to meet with Trump. When he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, Trump apparently missed an opportunity to shake her hand.
In most of these situations, Trump refuses to back down and admit he is wrong. He often doubles down and has White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer label anyone who criticizes the president as “fake news.”