Donald Trump is slamming former Defense Secretary James Mattis as the 'world's most overrated general' after the official published a scalding op-ed denouncing the president's leadership. Mattis finally broke his silence following his exit from the White House and blasted Trump as a 'mockery of the Constitution' in a fiery statement shared Wednesday. He even compared Trump's divisive tactics to those of the Nazis, and noted that U.S. troops found unity in their strength. 'Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world's most overrated General. I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it,' Trump tweeted Wednesday evening. While Trump claimed that he fired Mattis, the general had submitted his resignation in December 2018 after he disagreed with Trump's decision to pull US forces out of Syria.
President Donald Trump’s approval with black voters rose nine points during the Republican National Convention, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll conducted August 22-25.
The poll asked one question: “Do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as President of the United States?”
The Hill reported:
Twenty-four percent of registered black voters in the Aug. 22-25 survey, which included the first two days of the convention, said they approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 76 percent said they disapprove.
That is up 9 points from the previous survey conducted Aug. 8-11, where the President received 15 percent support among this group.
The survey found support among Hispanic voters also grew by 2 percentage points, from 30 percent in the last poll to 32 percent in this most recent survey.
The poll conducted an online survey of 2,861 registered voters. Among Republicans, 82 percent approve of Trump while 18 percent disapprove.
A Zogby poll of 901 “likely voters” published on Wednesday reported Trump’s approval at 52 percent, with a 47 percent disapproval rating. More narrowly, the president had a 36 percent approval rating with blacks, a 37 percent approval rating with Hispanics, and a 35 percent approval rating with Asians.
Ten percent of black and Hispanic voters changed their support from former Vice President Joe Biden to Trump over a two-month period, according to a CNN poll published on August 16.