Despite the seemingly never-ending controversies that have bedeviled the Trump administration, Republican voters continue to support the President at high levels.
According to a Gallup poll, Trump’s approval rating among Republicans is at 90 percent.
On Friday, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson wondered why, noting that Trump has failed to deliver on most of his campaign promises.
“I’ve got the perfect slogan for President Trump’s reelection campaign,” Robinson writes. “Promises Made, Promises Not Kept, But I’m Betting My Voters Are Too Stupid to Notice.”
Robinson lays out all the promises Trump has broken, chief among them his pledge to build a wall that Mexico would pay for.
“Trump promised to build a wall along the 2,000-mile southern border, with the cost of the “big, beautiful” barrier to be borne by Mexico,” Robinson writes.
“Result: Not a single mile of Trump’s wall has been built.”
But that’s not the President’s only failure. There’s also the global economy.
“Trump promised to reverse trade policies that he said allowed the rest of the world to play Americans for suckers,” Robinson writes. “Result: The Commerce Department announced Wednesday that the overall U.S. trade deficit in goods last year soared to an all-time high of $891 billion. The deficit with China, Trump’s principal target — the amount by which the value of imported goods exceeded the value of exported goods — reached a record $419 billion.”
Trump has also not lived up to promises on North Korean de-nuclearization, a revamp of the Affordable Care Act, infrastructure, and his promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington.
“Result: Perhaps the most corrupt administration in U.S. history, riddled with nepotism and teeming with swamp creatures.”
Given all of that policy failure, Robinson concludes that Trump must be banking on the stupidity of his followers to get re-elected.
“He apparently believes his loyal supporters are the dumbest, most gullible people on earth. We shall see if he’s right.”