Increasingly bitter and aggressive attacks on President Trump managed to bolster his approval rating, which climbed 5 points to reach the second highest level of his presidency, the latest IBD/TIPP Poll finds.
The July poll found that 41% approve of the job Trump is doing. That’s the first time he’s been above 40% since March 2017, and just 1 point below his highest approval rating of 42% during his first month in office. Fifty-four disapprove of his job performance.
Attacks on Trump intensified late last month in the wake of the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward those caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border — including families.
That policy resulted in the temporary separation of children from their parents seeking asylum. Trump later signed an executive order to keep families together while asylum claims played out.
In the span of a few days, a mob chased Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a D.C. restaurant, the owner of the Red Hen in Virginia kicked Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders out. Actor Peter Fonda encouraged the abduction and molestation of the president’s youngest son. Rep. Maxine Waters made remarks that appeared to encourage mob violence.
Some Democrats worried that such antics would only help Trump, which the IBD/TIPP pollappears to confirm.
FBI TAUGHT AGENTS THEY COULD ‘BEND OR SUSPEND THE LAW’
UPDATE: The FBI has released the memo in question. Read it here.
The FBI taught its agents that they could sometimes “bend or suspend the law” in their hunt for terrorists and criminals. Other FBI instructional material, discovered during a months-long review of FBI counterterrorism training, warned agents against shaking hands with “Asians” and said Arabs were prone to “Jekyll & Hyde temper tantrums.”
Yesterday the Judge in the Bundy trial upheld the dismissal with prejudice based on the government bad acts including hiding evidence. The prosecution, the FBI and other government organization thought themselves above the law and tried to hid evidence and lied about it.