UPDATED 9:45 AM PT – Sat. July 20, 2019
The president takes to Twitter to tout his approval rating. In a tweet Saturday, the president celebrated the findings of the most recent Rasmussen poll, which put his approval at 50%.
In a follow up he said “you can add 10 or 15% to this number,” and the “economy is doing better than ever before!”
During this time during former President Obama’s term, his approval fell six points lower to 44%.
You can add 10% or 15% to this number. Economy doing better than EVER before! https://t.co/o59vI5tzXn
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2019
During President Trump’s recent rally in North Carolina, he said the market has re-stabilized since he has been in office.
“We’re presiding over the strongest economy in the history of our country,” the president said. “Biggest tax cuts we’ve ever gotten, as you know, the tax cut plan was the biggest we’ve ever had, and so many other things. Our military now is rebuilt. We’re spending billions of dollars. They were — I took over a very depleted military, it’s now totally rebuilt, and so many other things.”
On Friday, the New York Times noted the job market is expanding at a healthy rate, and consumer spending is hitting new highs.