An interesting leftover from yesterday, which drew a rare presidential rebuttal to a specific poll. The ABC/WaPo survey that dropped Sunday morning was gruesome for Trump, so much so that he felt obliged to spin it for fans:
The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
Three white lies in the span of one sentence there. One: “Almost 40%” is a charitable way to describe the actual number, 36 percent. Two: That really is very bad for six months into his term, the lowest number recorded for any president at this point dating back to Truman although within three points of Gerald Ford’s mark in 1975 and within single digits of Bill Clinton’s(!) in 1993. Three: It’s not remotely true that ABC/WaPo was the most inaccurate poll last year.