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President Donald Trump posts his 50% approval rate just moments after Bush's funeral

Junie Sihlangu
Dec 06, 2018
09:44 A.M.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump attended the state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. Hours after the funeral, he took to Twitter to brag about his ratings.

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According to Rasmussen Reports, the president has a 50 percent approval rate. However, other sources and reports have given a lower rating percentage.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump sat with former presidents as friends and family eulogized former President George H.W. Bush. They spoke of his integrity and compassion among other character traits.

Hours after that, Trump took to social media to post about his apparent 50 percent approval rating. He tweeted a graphic by Rasmussen Reports.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Rasmussen Reports is a polling outlet that often gives a positive outlook of Trump and his performance.

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The president captioned the post, “Working hard, thank you!” However, other sources revealed that the president’s actual approval rating was somewhere between 39 and 43 percent.

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The unfactual rating came after Bush biographer Jon Meacham said of the 41st president:

“His life code was: ‘Tell the truth. Don’t blame people. Be strong. Do your best. Try hard. Forgive. Stay the course.’”

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His words appeared to be in stark contrast to Trump’s administration and work ethic. FiveThirtyEight reported that the president’s aggregate approval rating was around 42 percent as of Wednesday.

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The source has been updating their calculations of Trump’s approval rating from all major polls. RealClearPolitics rated the president at about 43 percent on Tuesday.

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However, compared to some of his European counterparts, facing civil unrest in the streets and internal government tensions, Trump had higher rates. French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May are nowhere close to the US president.

Unlike previous presidents who’ve eulogized US leaders who’d passed on, Trump wasn’t given the honor at Bush’s funeral. The reason for this was that the 41st president’s funeral had been planned long before Trump took the presidency.

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