We know that Donald Trump’s major (only?) source of news comes from cable television. If the intelligence community really wanted to brief the President, they would air their intelligence briefings on Morning Joe, because he might actually watch.
We’ve seen the President parrot cable news in his tweets before. Typically, he will repeat something that Fox News said five minutes after it is said. This morning, however, he tweeted something he saw on Morning Joe, but he should have paid more attention.
Here’s what he tweeted:
LAWFARE: "Remarkably, in the entire opinion, the panel did not bother even to cite this (the) statute." A disgraceful decision!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2017
As the HuffPo social media editor points out, that came almost verbatim from this on Morning Joe:
But if Trump had paid closer attention to the segment, or had actually read the LAWFARE article, he’d have realized that the article’s author, Washington Post editorial writer Benjamin Wittes, was actually siding with the 9th Circuit opinion. Far from a “disgrace,” Wittes actually believes the 9th Circuit’s decision was correct.
Reading comprehension is not exactly Trump’s forte; then again, he’d actually have to read something in order to comprehend it.
It’s stuff like this that has led to a situation where, three weeks into his presidency, literally as many people want him impeached as do not. According to a Public Policy Polling poll out this morning, 46 percent of the country thinks he should be impeached, while 46 percent of the country does not.
Here’s the more interesting (and alarming number, if you’re a Trump supporter): In the three weeks of his Presidency, the number of people who want to impeach Donald Trump has risen from 35 percent to 40 percent to 46 percent today. It’s jumping 5 percent a week. In other words, if the rate of increase remains the same, 100 percent of Americans will want to impeach Donald Trump by Friday, April 28, 2017.
Mark it on your calendars.
What’s behind these numbers? Well, only 22 percent of the country supports the Muslim ban; only 27 percent of the country supports Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary; only 31 percent don’t think Trump should release his tax returns; only 10 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of Vladimir Putin; only 7 percent of Americans like what Trump is doing with Mexico; only 39 percent of Americans now oppose Obamacare; and voters now give more credibility to Saturday Night Live than to Donald Trump, by a 48 to 43 margin.