I used to just crastinate…then I went pro! – Unknown
Today’s topics include:
- Trump’s Racist Comments
- Reuters/Ipsos Poll
TRUMP’S RACIST COMMENTS:
The Democratic-controlled United States House of Representatives voted 240-187 to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress. Six members did not vote. (House.gov)
Montana’s only Representative, Republican Greg Gianforte, voted against the resolution. Four Republicans voted for the resolution.
NBC News reported that after the vote, Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, introduced articles of impeachment against Trump on the House floor.
Although Trump’s comments were racist and uncalled for, the actions taken by the Democrats in the House to condemn the remarks and to introduce articles of impeachment are probably going to energize Trump’s base of supporters.
Reuters reported that support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows.
The poll also found that Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has lost support with Democrats and independents since the Sunday tweetstorm.
Among independents, the poll found that about three out of 10 said they approved of Trump, down from four out of 10 a week ago. His net approval – the percentage who approve minus the percentage who disapprove – dropped by 2 points among Democrats in the poll.
To win reelection, Trump will need help from independents and moderates. He received 46% of the independent vote and 40% from moderates in 2016. (Cornell.edu)
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