In his newest Fox News interview, President Trump boasted, in reference to the American people, “Our people have more pride then they used to have.” This is a lie the president has been pushing for a while now.
In May, the dishonest Republican gave the commencement address for the United States Naval Academy and lied, “We are witnessing the great reawakening of the American spirit and of American might. We have rediscovered our identity, regained our stride, and we are proud again.”
It’s worth asking who the hell the president meant when he said “we.”
Just 47 percent of adults in the U.S. say they are “extremely proud” to be American, the lowest share since polling organization Gallup first started asking that question nearly two decades ago.
And that’s down ten points in just the last five years, from 57 percent in 2013.
Of course, there’s the predictable partisan difference: the number of Democrats and independents feeling that extreme pride in their country has gone down steadily in recent years, while for the brainwashed Republicans, the sentiment increased slightly after their favorite racist monster took office.
Putting aside partisanship though, the broader trend is very striking: over five years, the Americans who have extreme pride in their nation has decreased among men and women, for people with college degrees and for those without them, and in every age group.
Trump will obviously dismiss this as being “fake news” and proof of Gallup inventing fraudulent data to embarrass his dumb ass. As far as the worst president ever is concerned, he’s brought in a glorious golden age of patriotism, where Americans stand tall, completely confident in the greatness of their amazing national leader, and the proof to the contrary is just “fake facts”.
Trump’s vision is obviously at odds with reality. Rather than Trump’s imaginary “great reawakening of the American spirit,” the truth is that Trump is a historically unpopular president, forcing an unpopular agenda down Americans’ throats, after an election where he received millions less votes than his opponent.
President Donald Trump is a liar, and he sucks.