I sure am glad I didn't vote for him! (or for Clinton for that matter!)
Some Utah conservatives think the Deseret News has now moved so far left that
they must seek other publications to validate their biases. Wow! The DN too far
left! Before long they may have to resort to reading the weeklies published in
How interesting . . . just remind yourself about the polls that said Hillary
Clinton was winning the presidency ( and how wrong they were). I am sure
we can find polls that give any kind of information and are just as irrelevant
to the truth as these polls. By the way . . . who created these polls? That
would be really interesting to know.
"54% of Utahns disapprove of Trump's job performance"........ I'll add: "99% of Utahns Can't Tell You what has been
Done or Not Done."
An approval rating of 45% is far above that reported for the nation and equals
the high point of weekly average ratings.The fact that the figure is
unchanged since before the election just shows that performance does not affect
prejudice. People had their minds made up from the start not to like the Donald
or anything he did. President Trump has done all he can to deliver
on his promises. It is the DNC and the GOP that seem to be the problem. What
are THEIR approval ratings? Exactly.We need a new political party
that represents the aspirations of the people better. We perhaps also need
better polls; remember what the polls said consistently about Mr Trump's
chances of winning the presidential election.
You think it's bad now, just imagine how bad it would have been with
Hillary in the White House.As bad as Trump is, we dodged a bullet.
Unfortunately Trump is only going to ensure that his successor is a Democrat
(and then all of a sudden scandals involving the White House wouldn't
matter anymore and no more investigations would be needed, or so we would be led
to believe). I blame the Republicans for nominating one of the worst of the 17
presidential candidates. I know they were all better than Hillary, but you
didn't have to prove your point this way. Ted Cruz would have been much
better overall for the GOP and all its voters.
While I am glad Clinton is not in office, Trump serves to ensure the next
president is an extreme leftist. Society always reacts to bad situations with
extremes. The reaction to Trump will not be tempered.
Why are people so uneducated and naive?? Why do we allow division within??Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr, etc all work for the same people.
We don't have a 2 party system, its an illusion. Our elections at the
highest levels are predetermined as the candidates and elected individuals are
spryly placed. Regardless of which party is in power in the presidency, senate
or house our country is on a one way street to socialism and communism and
ultimately dissolution. Soon we will not be a sovereign nation, no currency, no
religion, no government, no USA. We will be become part of the collective
globalist power, as will all countries and governments.Freedom is
fleeting and so is sovereignty. Wake up USA.
@patriot: Thanks for the tip about the Provo Daily Herald. I too find the
incessant drumbeat of negativity repulsive.
Only 54% of Utahans disapprove of Trump? That's sad.
An administration train wreck from the get go. Time to clean up the horrific
mess this POTUS and the GOP has created and start over. It is the only way this
can be fixed.
It's disheartening that there are still so many people who don't see
Trump for who he really is. He is not interested in what's good for our
country. His priority is what can he get for himself. This emperor is NOT
"Buyers Remorse"Ha Ha HaMaybe next time you will learn.
As one of the 54%, I'm heartened to know there are others in Utah that
agree but I thought the number would be much higher. What about the polls that
say his approval rating is at 38 to 40%? What do Trump supporters
approve of? I can see the supreme court appointment, but that is all Trump has
done, other than sign a record number of executive orders because he can't
build consensus, play golf, pump his chest while saying, "I'm the
greatest president the world has ever seen", damage the U.S. reputation,
make us the laughing stock of the world, and endangered us monumentally.
I was contacted. Go trump. Remember Benghazi
" I could go out on fifth Avenue and shoot someone and the people would
still support me " He said this prior to the election and he was
right! The "Sheeple" supported him simply because it was the
nominee of the Republican Party. "Educated voters". Ha Ha!
Trump WILL quit, at some point. And he will blame the media. And he will claim
that he won. And he will claim that he was the greatest president ever. And
the faithful will eat it up.And the faithful will blame Obama and/or
Hillary and/or liberals. But for sure, Trump will resign at some point.
Interesting reading....I see the TRUMP people can not just admit
Trump is NOT what they wanted or expected, they say they voted for Trump
because Clinton would be corrupt, yet here we are - day 100+, and Trump is
already under investigation.By the same token, they are not
capable of asking themselves a very simple question:What if Pres. Hillary
Clinton was doing the exact same thing Donald Trump is doing?How
they react to THAT shows one's true integrity, i.e. using the same
met and measure regardless of WHO it is.
The dirty nature of the "political beast game" will come into play here.
Other people within the White House other than the POTUS will be thrown under
the bus. The powerful special interest backers of the POTUS will make cerain of
jo1952 whom missed the last president apparently claims..."I
would like to see how anybody does in their job when they have a bunch of haters
who will do anything to get him out of office, including putting up roadblocks
as he is trying to fulfill his campaign promises, accusing him of misconduct at
every turn."Wish Granted! See President Obama, Whom Mitch
told All of the GOP to not work with him and make sure he's a one term
president. Mind you he said this before Obama did a single thing.Voted
over 50 times to repeal ACA with absolutely no replacement.Claimed he
wasn't an American, and your dear leader led this charge based on nothing
more than hate and racism.But Sure, poor Donald is being picked on,
because bullies cry the loudest when they can't control everyone around
I would like to see how anybody does in their job when they have a bunch of
haters who will do anything to get him out of office, including putting up
roadblocks as he is trying to fulfill his campaign promises, accusing him of
misconduct at every turn based on left wing news stories from anonymous sources.
Lefty media is so detestable for it's incredible bias and their reporting
with half truths and innuendo in order to make the most outrageous claims sound
credible. The left would much rather put the country into ruins than to
allow Trump to do any good. To me, that's treason. Maybe it will get so bad
that the DOJ will have to step in and start to charge the liars for hindering
the president of the United States.
The guy and his administration are a train wreck. However, he's way better
than what we had as an alternative. Can't believe that in a Country of 350
million, we had Hillary and Donny as our choices for the most powerful and
important job in the world. Ugh.
@zahliaTrump is this person...This, then, is the new illiteracy, the
illiteracy of those who can read but don't. [...] This new illiteracy is
more pernicious than the old, because unlike the old illiteracy it does not
debar its victims from power and influence, although like the old illiteracy it
disqualifies them for it. Those long-dead men and women who learned to read so
that they might read the Bible and John Bunyan would tell us that pride is the
greatest of all sins, the father of sin. And the victims of the new illiteracy
are proud of it. If you don't believe me, talk to them and see with what
pride they trumpet their utter ignorance of any book you care to name.Gene
@Zahlia,How many history books do you think Trump has read in his
lifetime? He thinks Andrew Jackson was around for the Civil War and has no clue
why we fought that war. Trump is unique in that he's so completely unaware
of how the world works and how we got here. For the first time in his life,
he's surrounded by others to whom he's accountable and he's out
of his element.You seriously don't have to like Trump to be a
good Conservative. He's not even a Conservative himself, just a
self-promoting reality star who has no boundaries to his behavior. Wake up and
see what is going on. This man has broken the law and deserves to be removed
from office. He is a hindrance to the GOP and the sooner he leaves, the better
for the party. Then everyone can stop pretending what a great guy he is.
@airnaut,I couldn't agree more...how can people preach one set
of values and support a man who DOES the opposite??The sad thing is
the GOP doesn't need Trump and will someday figure out that he is a huge
hindrance to all they want to do. Pence could lead the party much better and he
is a decent human being (altho his kowtowing to Trump is demeaning and sad to
watch). I blame the talk show hosts, Fox News and the alt Right -
the entertainment media that people listen to that stir them up and feed them
alternative facts - all to make seriously big bucks off gullible people who
should know better.
"People are gullible, and lack self thinking."Exactly.And that is why Donald is in office today, because too many fit that
All these Trump supporters.Trump is the BEST.Trump is making America
Great Again.Trump is SAVING America.Trump is bringing back jobs,
coal, and the BEST healthcare....Ya -- anyone else
notice:Not ONE Trump lawn sign.Not ONE Trump bumper sticker.and NOBODY is wearing that stupid red baseball cap anymore.It's like the Trump supporters - for all their talking -- are
actually publically ASHAMED and embarrassed of the man they devotedly worship
and turn a blind eye to.and for good reasons...
@uncleartie"The Obama administration exploded our federal
deficit"Obama did not 'explode' the federal deficit.
The deficit at the start of Obama's presidency was 1.4 Trillion, and had
dropped to .4 Trillion when he left office. Either you don't understand
the difference between debt and deficit, or you're being dishonest in your
claim."did you know that in April 2017, the government posted a
$182 billion surplus "That's great, except Trump had
nothing to do with that number for two reasons. First the government is still
running on Obama's fiscal year budget until October 2017, and second, Trump
has not signed any exec orders nor legislation that would have impacted revenue
nor spending yet.But don't stop belieivin....hold on to that
The only poll that mattered happened last November. People don't like
Trump, never have but evidently he got enough electoral votes to win the WH.
I've noticed the Media likes to make these sweeping statements and
judgments. I am for Trump. I am grateful He is not a quitter. I think we are
lucky to have someone who is a fighter and a builder. No one is perfect and
especially not the mudslingers attacking him.I am absolutely and
equivocally for Donald Trump. I voted for him as I have watched our freedoms
eroded by those who want to destroy our country and control us. Making us into
the mindless minions.Please read some real history books so we are not
doomed to repeat the past. So many reporters willingly or clueless repeat false
history.By the way we are a Republic as Benjamin Franklin would say
. .not a Democracy
Didn't Utah policy/Dan jones pick Hillary by 15?
UncleArtie -claims: "He follows the Constitution and the laws that have been
passed.did you know that in April 2017, the government posted a $182 billion
surplus (Reuters, 10 May 2017)? This happened solely because of President
Trump's actions in just two months!You should read the whole
article, the part where it isn't solely because of Trump, and you left out
how Obama had a surplus too, but why present the truth when your beloved leader
lies constantly and his followers believe.If he followed the
constitution then his dumb ideas wouldn't be stopped by those who actually
understand and follow the constitution.Worst president ever, and he
hasn't hit bottom yet.He would be leading if he understood our
government at all, but he's a child mentally and doesn't have a grasp
of what he's doing.NATO has to warn it's members to treat
Trump like the ADD child he is. Sad.
@UncleArtie: "... did you know that in April 2017, the government posted a
$182 billion surplus (Reuters, 10 May 2017)? This happened solely because of
President Trump's actions in just two months!"No. Not even
close. The government generally runs surpluses in April reflecting the annual
tax deadlines. This year's surplus was inflated because of a deadline
change that allowed corporations until April to make their final tax payments
for last year. The deadline had previously been March.Not Trump. Not
worf - McAllen, TXRe: "Mr Frozen, quit the envy! Rich folks pay
the most taxes, and provide the jobs".Life in McAllen...Ok Worf.
I've asked repeatedly but of course you refuse to directly answer.
Currently I pay high six figure income tax bills yearly. How specifically is my
"providing" of jobs different with small business owners? Hint. Tax
codes comrade! Furthermore. Once again. Are individuals such as myself in need
of more tax cuts? No empty rhetoric please. Rather a straightforward response
comrade! Thank you.
Here we go again -- more Deseret News anti-Trump polls. I can go back 18 months
and every single poll that the Deseret News sited had Utah residents hating the
man ...yet in November 2016 Utah voted for the man. Go figure. Siting some
random poll is like saying my neighbors all hate Mormons so that means most of
Utah hates Mormons. Nonsense. If I had a silver dollar for every
pro-Trump article published in the Deseret News over the past 18 months I
couldn't even afford to buy a McDonalds Happy Meal. I guess if you hate
Trump then you like the Deseret News reporting. On the other hand if you are
independent and neutral and just want FAIR and HONEST reporting no matter what
it turns out to be then the Deseret News is a waste of time for the most part.
I know I am not the only one that has written about the Deseret News left wing
bias over the past month or so. It is pretty obvious. I find myself spending
more time now reading the Provo Daily Herald instead.
Survey says if you pay enough you can get what ever outcome you want.
Many Utahns held their noses and voted for Trump because he was the
"Republican" nominee, despite the fact that many of his proposals were
definitely not conservative, and despite the fact that his life history was very
much counter to Utah's majority culture and values.I hope
Utahn's can learn from this--that pulling the lever for the
"Republican" does not mean we are getting a good leader. There are good
men and women among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.We need
to begin looking honestly at the character, experience, and platform of
candidates. We need to be well educated on the Constitution, our Bill of
Rights, and our form of government. We need to restore the balance of power to
the states, restore Congressional powers, and have balance to our budgets. We
need discipline, integrity, and character among our leaders.Trump
was clearly the wrong person for the job. I voted for McMullin, and wonder how
he would fare if the election were today.
I voted for Mr. Trump and I love the man and I approve of most of his actions
and his approach to government.He follows the Constitution and the
laws that have been passed. He has empowered enforcement agencies to do their
jobs and enforce the law. For those who do not like this, they should follow
the Constitution and have their representatives take appropriate action to
change the laws.The Obama administration exploded our federal
deficit; but, did you know that in April 2017, the government posted a $182
billion surplus (Reuters, 10 May 2017)? This happened solely because of
President Trump's actions in just two months!Congress has been
slow to repeal and replace the ACA and implement tax cuts; but, that is a
Congress problem, not a President Trump problem. He has given them the
direction, they need to implement action.Nevertheless, Congress has
been active. On 14 May KSL posted an article citing 14 last-minute Obama rules
that were reversed by Congress. This is in response to President Trump's
leadership.It is extremely troubling that the main stream media,
which includes the DN, has declared war on Mr. Trump and never says anything
good about him.
Mr Frozen, quit the envy! Rich folks pay the most taxes, and provide the jobs.
@worf - McAllen, TX "People are gullible, and lack self
thinking. In many cases, the media control public opinion. Never base opinions
on public polls".Life in McAllen...Nice try comrade! How
insightful. This was your exact outlook throughout President Obama's
presidency. The daily anti-liberal/anti-Obama rants never once mentioned public
polling data. Whom specifically do you believe you are fooling besides yourself
Worf? Furthermore. 36%-40% approval ratings and declining hourly!
@Worf,You stated "Never base opinions on public polls."
Where exactly would you like public opinions to be based?
Please define how and where President Trump is doing a "Good Job". Use
references to back up your assertions. Answers may not include "At least he
is not Hillary", and "He is draining the swamp".
10/8/16...The DN got it right.The whole issue of trump
job performance approval/disapproval would be moot, if trump simply had resigned
his candidacy.Time has proven again and again and again a sterling
vindication of the DN's 10/8/16 position.
So, Utah LIKES McAdams and DISLIKES Trump. Have I got that right?Dan
Jones had Trump at 32% a week before the election. He actually got 45%,,,So,
consider the source.Polls are like the media in many ways. I
wouldn't let pollsters do my taxes, even though they would probably give me
the numbers I wanted.
@worf"Never base opinions on public polls."Particularly when it's so easy to see how corrupt this administration is
and even if you leave that aside their policy proposals are atrocious. His tax
plan's a giveaway to the rich like himself (eliminates the Alternative
Minimum Tax which was the only reason he was paying more than 4% in taxes in
that one piece of a return we saw) and his health care plan is a large tax break
to the rich in exchange for dramatically reducing subsidies for the lower to
lower-middle class to be able to afford health insurance that would, if their
state allows, leave them at risk of being denied or charged much much more
because of pre-existing conditions.
If there was more cooperation with the media and congress maybe that number
would be much higher. It's hard to be effective when you're constantly
Proud to be among the disappointingly small but sure to grow majority.
Wow, I dont know how anyone can ignore what a disaster he has been. Except for
the very wealthy that is, he plans on running the deficit up bigly so that
people like him get a big tax cut.
I can't objectively gauge Trump for the job he's done as president
because of the rampant sensationalism surrounding him on both sides, but I can
say that I stand as one of the conservative independents (I stopped calling
myself a Republican during the last election cycle) that thinks he is one of the
most thin-skinned and bad-tempered presidents we've had. In other words,
I'm not impressed.
I thank President Trump for ending the Bush and Clinton political dynasties. I
look forward to new leaders from both parties rising up to work together like
Americans did during the Reagan years.As for Trump, well, he's
been a major disappointment. Lots of side show, lots of fluff, accomplishing
nothing. Saying "at least he's not Hillary" is not enough.
People are gullible, and lack self thinking.In many cases, the media
control public opinion. Never base opinions on public polls.
54% of Utahns disapprove of Trump's job performance, poll showsAmong the GOP, 78 percent say Trump is doing a good job, while 22
percent say he is not. A whopping 97 percent of Democrats disapprove
of Trump's job performance, while 68 percent of independent voters
aren't pleased with the president.======= I
don't know whether I should laugh or cry....Clearly shows most
Utahans continue to put the republican PARTY ahead of Principles.Even the LDS Church warned it's members against doing that.Apparently that message is NOT being heard or followed.
I approve of Trump. Media approval rating much lower In sure
I'm among them. And yet I wake up every day and thank God that neither
Hillary nor barack are president. We're lucky in that sense to have
President Trump as our president, as flawed as he is. God Bless
AmericaGod Bless President TrumpGod Bless Christian Conservatives