Trump Earns Majority Of Americans’ Disapproval In Record Time

President Donald Trump?s job approval ratings are low in any context, but they look even worse through a historical lens.

Gallup?s latest poll, issued Friday, shows 38 percent of American adults approve of the job Trump is doing as president, and 56 percent disapprove.

That?s comparable to some of the ratings his predecessors saw. But what?s different is the timing. It took far more than a year before presidents from Ronald Reagan through Barack Obama earned the disapproval of a majority of the public, according to Gallup. It took Trump just over a week.

Trump, barely two months into his presidency, is well within the ?honeymoon period? that other presidents have enjoyed. Despite a wave of high-profile controversies and setbacks, including the failure of the Obamacare repeal bill, his White House has yet to face a recession, a major international incident or any sort of crisis beyond the self-inflicted.

Several challenges that plagued Trump when he was president-elect may have swayed public opinion of him once he got into office. He faced sexual-assault allegations and conflict-of-interest questions over his ties to the Trump foundation. Multiple women accused him of sexual assaultNow, several investigations are looking into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

At this point in George W. Bush?s presidency, his approval rating was around 53 percent in Gallup?s average. It didn?t sink to 40 percent until after Bush?s response to Hurricane Katrina.

Obama had a 61 percent approval rating on day 68 of his presidency. The first time he reached 40 percent was on day 950 of his presidency, in August of 2011. At no point did Obama receive a rating of below 40 percent.

President Bill Clinton entered his third month in office with a 52 percent approval rating. By the time he slipped to 39 percent, he?d faced a sexual harassment lawsuit, signed controversial trade bills and seen his party cede Congress to the Republicans.

President George H.W. Bush hit a low point in his presidency ? lower than Trump so far ? at 29 percent in August 1992. But he very quickly recovered up to 56 percent approval in his last month as president in 1993.

As Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport notes, while historical comparisons do Trump no favors, there?s also historical precedent for a possible recovery. ?An encouraging sign for Trump, perhaps, is that all presidents whose ratings fell below 36 [percent] ? with the exception of Nixon ? saw their ratings improve thereafter,? Newport writes. ?Clinton provides a particularly relevant example. His approval rating dropped to 37 [percent] in June 1993 but recovered to 56 [percent] by September of that year.?

Gallup is just one data point. Still, HuffPost Pollster, which aggregates all publicly available polls, also puts Trump?s current disapproval rating at 54.7 percent.

Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.

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Justin Trudeau Challenges Matthew Perry To A Rematch Of Elementary School Fight

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau playfully challenged actor Matthew Perry to a fight over Twitter on Saturday, just weeks after Perry let the world know that he once beat Trudeau up at their elementary school in Canada.

During an appearance on ?Jimmy Kimmel Live!? last month, Perry told the story, as extremely unlikely as it might seem. 

?My friend Chris Murray, who was also in the fifth grade in Canada, reminded me that we actually beat up Justin Trudeau,? he said. ?We both beat him up. I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren?t so it was pure jealousy.?

?I think he was the only kid in school that we could beat up,? he added. ?You know, I?m not bragging about this, this is terrible. I was a stupid kid, I didn?t want to beat him up. In fact, I think at one point I tried to turn it into love play.?

Even though Perry expressed remorse, that wasn?t good enough for Trudeau, who in his challenge on Saturday ? which was April Fools? Day ? correctly noted that Chandler, Perry?s character on ?Friends,? has a very punchable face. 

Guys, just one request: If this goes down, just make sure its streamable ? not some of that pay-per-view bull crap. 

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Gordon Ramsey Just Shut Down The Pineapple Pizza Debate

Gordon Ramsey?s opinion on food, whether it?s laden with expletives or not, is the gold standard.

So when the ?Hell?s Kitchen? chef weighs in on a hotly debated food topic ? like putting pineapple on your pizza ? we can rest assured that his word is the final word.

While hosting the late-night British talk show ?The Nightly Show,? Ramsey ordered a pizza on TV and turned to the audience for suggestions on toppings.

When one person volunteered ?pineapples,? Ramsey was forced to put his call on a brief hold. 

?You don?t put f**king pineapple on pizza,? the chef said, while covering the phone?s microphone. Then, he returned back to the order like a true professional.

?So, 10 pepperoni, 10 margherita ? and no pineapple anywhere,? Ramsey told the order taker. Toward the end of the call, Ramsey looked out to the audience once more to ask the pro-pineapple person, ?What the f**k are you doing??

Just when you thought the pineapple pizza debate of 2017 was over, it crawls its way back to relevancy. 

And with the president of Iceland, the pineapple delivery person who refused to serve pineapples and, now, Chef Gordon Ramsey all vehemently rejecting the fruit-topped pizza, it?s starting to look like pro-pineapple advocates are on the losing side.

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