THE new President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, gets inaugurated today, Jan. 20, as the 45th President of the United States.
Sadly, he starts his term with lowest approval rating compared to modern day American presidents.
In its national story this week, TIME reported, “Donald Trump doesn’t take office as President of the United States until Friday (today), but his approval ratings have already hit a historic low for incoming American presidents, according to new polls. He’s the least popular incoming president in at least four decades.”
For the last 40 years, according to reports, President Trump has the lowest stamp of approval from Americans.
Quinnipiac University reported 37 percent approval rating.
While CNN/ORC and Washington Post Polls, 40 percent.
Gallup poll reported 44 percent.
When they started, Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush had 51 percent.
In 1992, President Bill Clinton had 67 percent.
President George W. Bush in 2001, had 61 percent.
In 2009, President Obama had 79 percent approval rating.
Political analysts say that the dismal rating is caused by the following: continuing division in America as a result of the last elections; news that Russia allegedly interfered in the elections by hacking computers, which, supposedly helped Mr. Trump’s candidacy; presence of Mr. Trump’s businesses that may result in conflict of interests.
At the same time, the incoming President has alienated the mass media.
He has alienated the African-American community.
Based on the surveys, around 60 percent of the American people disapprove the way he talks and tweets.
Responding to all of the above, President Trump tweeted, “The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before.”
Give Mr. Trump a chance.