The president is at the start of his 17-day working vacation and had been expected to spend it all at his Bedminister, New Jersey, golf club. And amid signs that it was beginning to waver, Trump assured us Monday that it was "stronger than ever".
Oh. You know what, I'm suddenly on board with the soothing propaganda folders.
President Donald Trump wants new Chief of Staff John Kelly to "build bipartisan coalitions" with Democratic leaders on such issues as tax policy and infrastructure.
However, the CNN poll suggests that this may not be the case.
While those who view Donald Trump will effectively run the government is now only 38%, whereas last April was still 44%.
Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, which conducted the IBD/TIPP Poll, said the numbers reflect frustration over the administration's actions.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday said 33 percent approved of his performance in office with 61 percent disapproving, That surpassed his previous unwanted benchmarks of 34 percent positive and 57 percent negative ratings in a June Quinnipiac poll.
Trump's support as somebody who can bring change is flagging, as well. The fact is the Fake News Russian collusion story, record Stock Market, border security, military strength, jobs, Supreme Court pick, economic enthusiasm, deregulation & so much more have driven the Trump base even closer together.
Vice reported that the folders have not appeared as frequently since Spicer and Priebus left their positions, now mostly used after public events such as Trump's speech last month to the National Boy Scouts Jamboree. Support for Trump among whites without a college education, one demographic in which he performed strongly during the election, dropped from 47 percent in February to 35 percent in August. "His was a reality-based presidency". And holding that base has been Trump's entire political strategy, with nearly everything he does alienating 60-65 percent of country but aiming to rally the base - against the media, against the establishment and often against long-established political norms. However, the practice of reviewing television news screen shots is as unique to this president as is his habit of tweeting about what he sees on media.
That strategy is increasingly starting to come into question.
Confidence in President Donald Trump continues to tumble, as CNN announces he's never polled lower as president.