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Gallup: 54 Percent Disapprove Of Trump's Performance

| by Ray Brown

The latest Gallup poll shows more people disapprove of President Donald Trump than when he took office. His disapproval rating is at 54 percent, up from the 45 percent when he was sworn in on Jan. 20.

Trump's current approval rating is at 42 percent. The president's ratings were already historically low for a new president when he took office, with the population split 45-45 on whether they approve or disapprove of his job performance, reported UPI.

But the latest Gallup poll shows Trump's numbers have only gotten worse in both categories.

Trump has been constantly controversial during his first three weeks in office, issuing executive orders to restrict federal money for abortions abroad, build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and temporarily ban immigrants -- including green card holders -- from seven Muslim-majority countries. Many critics saw the immigration order as a plain ban on Muslims.

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Although Trump campaigned and won the presidency on those promises, his actions have inspired protests in many areas of the country, fueling the media impression that Trump is vastly unpopular and unfit to be commander in chief.

Trump has also helped fuel some of that sentiment by constantly badgering everyone from the media to public officials through his Twitter account.

On Feb. 6, he said negative polls were simply "fake news."

"Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election," Trump wrote. "Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting."

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And after Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York cried during a press conference when he compared his relatives dying in the Holocaust to Trump's ban on refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle East, Trump ridiculed him.

"I noticed Chuck Schumer yesterday with fake tears," Trump told reporters on Jan. 30. "I'm going to ask him who is his acting coach."

Sources: Gallup, Donald J. Trump/Twitter, Politico, UPI / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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