The US President vented his anger by blaming the media coverage of his repeated racism for the drop in approval. In a series of Tweets on Sunday morning Trump attacked the New York Times (NYT), renewing his longstanding campaign to discredit news organisations which cover stories he does not approve of. He said: “The reporting is so false, biased and evil that it has now become a very sick joke.
“With all that this Administration has accomplished, think what my Poll Numbers would be if we had an honest Media, which we do not!”
The posts complain of “a racism witch hunt” as the newspapers shifted its focus from coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to his campaign’s links with Russia
In a Fox News poll published this week, Trumps disapproval rating climbed to 56 percent.
In further surveys from Fox News, Trump was found to be less popular among voters than Democrat presidential candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.
Trump gave no examples of stories from the NYT which he deemed part of the “racism witch hunt”.
It appeared he was reacting to staff being told by executive editor Dean Baquet he wanted them to “write more deeply about the country, race, and other divisions” following the end of Mr Mueller’s inquiry.
Trump’s recent racial attacks on four Democratic congresswomen have been reported by media outlets across the world.
He repeatedly told them to “go back” to their own countries, despite all being US citizens and all but one being born in the country…
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