President Donald Trump began Sunday morning as he often does, with a series of tweets.
The Father’s Day tweets were clearly addressed at redress, an attempt to counter perceptions of his presidency by reaching out directly to the American people.
Tweet 1: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt. Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm,.."
Tweet 2: "…massive regulation cuts, 36 new legislative bills signed, great new S.C.Justice, and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Tax Cuts in works!"
Tweet 3: "The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating.That’s higher than O’s #’s!"
Presumably, the reference in the third tweet was to former President Barack Obama, though it’s not clear what the direct comparison was.
The president was referring to the daily tracking poll by Rasmussen Reports, which surveys 500 likely voters every night and then produces a rolling average to come up with the president’s daily approval rating. The Rasmussen number is higher — and, in some cases, much higher — than other recent presidential poll results. Gallup’s numbers, also the result of a three-day rolling average, most recently had Trump’s support at 39 percent approval, and a Quinnipiac poll placed him at 34 percent.
The president and his family were at Camp David.