Trump Says "Nobody Likes Me" Why?

Mish

In a video conference on Wednesday Trump lamented that people like Dr. Fauci, and Dr. Birx but not him.

It's Personality

And he’s [Dr. Fauci] got this high approval rating, so why don’t I have a high approval rating with respect — and the administration, with respect to the virus?

We should have a very high, because what we’ve done in terms of — we’re just reading off about the masks and the gowns and the ventilators and numbers that nobody has seen, and the testing at 55 million tests; we tested more than anybody in the world. I have a graph that I’d love to show you — perhaps you’ve seen it — where we’re up here and the rest of the world is down at a level that’s just a tiny fraction of what we’ve done, in terms of testing.

So it sort of is curious: A man works for us — with us, very closely, Dr. Fauci, and Dr. Birx also highly thought of. And yet, they’re highly thought of, but nobody likes me. It can only be my personality. That’s all.

Video Clip "Nobody Likes Me"

The key moment is at the very end.

Nobody Likes Trump?

There are plenty of people who like Trump. Indeed there is a core of people who believe Trump can do no wrong.

Currently 41.2% of the people approve of Trump. That's quite a lot of people, but it won't him elected.

The above chart shows a recent popularity peak on March 28 where his disapproval rating dipped below 50% to 49.7%. 

What About Covid Handling?

Do Americans Approve Trump's Covid 538 July 31

The above chart courtesy of 538 Coronavirus Polls. The lead chart is a snip of 538 How Popular is Donald Trump?

The polls are related. Trump peaked in the first poll on March 28, and his Covid-Handling approval rating crossed soon after.

But it is not just Covid-handling. People widely disapprove of his handling of the riots in the wake of the George Floyd murder. 

Nobody Like Trump

When I first read the "Nobody Likes Me" clip I misread it as "There's Nobody Like Me". 

The latter is far more accurate. 

The best comparison I can come up with is Trump vs Gaston. The following video will explain.

No One Like Gaston

Trump is on the Short End of the Enthusiasm Gap

On July 17, I noted Trump is on the Short End of the Enthusiasm Gap

Biden’s net enthusiasm rating is near zero, which is similar to most major-party presidential candidates’ ratings from 1980 to 2012. Trump’s current score of around -20, on the other hand, has only one historical comparison other than his own campaign four years ago: Hillary Clinton in 2016.

The above clip from 538. See the above link for more analysis.

There are two kinds of enthusiasm, positive and negative. The spread matters.

Trump is ahead of Biden when it comes to positive enthusiasm. Unfortunately for Trump, he is way behind in negative enthusiasm. That spread is what's killing Trump at the polls.

The Man People Hate to Hate

  • Biden is a man people hate to hate. 
  • Trump and Hillary are candidates people love to hate.

Trump and Hillary are as grating as Gaston. 

With Trump, it's always someone else's fault for what goes wrong and nobody else gets the credit when things do right.

Trump is the biggest narcissist the world has ever seen and most people are sick of it, even those who plan to vote for him anyway. 

That's what the enthusiasm gap is all about.

Mish

Comments (66)
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LouMannheim
LouMannheim

I've said before Trump thinks he's Michael Corleone but he's really Fredo. This does not change my mind.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

I said a few years ago people would get Trump fatigue. We saw signs of it in the 2018 midterms. We are seeing a deluge now. Trump always loved to dominate the media and felt no press was bad press but that only works in the fake world of media and reality TV. It doesn't compute when it comes to actually being an effective President.

magoomba
magoomba

Trump is God!

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

I frankly wouldn't be surprised if Trump drops out if he thinks he can't win. He could remain relevant this way and rather than having more disgraceful exit come January. He is throwing whatever right now at the wall and seeing if it will stick. This is classic Trump before cutting and running away.

Realist
Realist

There is so much wrong with Trump. I won’t make a big list here, because so many others have already.

Suffice it to say that the US could not possibly have elected someone worse.

As the pandemic continues to spread throughout America, his lack of leadership is striking in comparison to the leaders of so many other countries. Over 60,000 Americans are contracting the virus every day, and over one thousand are dying every day.

His complete lack of empathy for his fellow Americans is glaring. He rarely even mentions them!

Instead he asks for adulation and praise because the US has tested more citizens than any other country. It doesn’t matter to him that because most people wait one to two weeks for a test result, the test is almost useless.

His actions reveal a lot. He spends most of his time golfing and tweeting.

His only concern is for himself; not his country; not his fellow Americans. His primary strategy is division and hate; which is slowly destroying the country (but that is okay, as long as it helps him).

I found it shocking that in his recent interview with Wallace, he insisted that the US had the lowest death rate in the world for CV19, even though Wallace explained several times that the US was the seventh highest.

Considering how the US is literally falling apart with Trump as President, I expect countries such as Russia and China to work hard to help get Trump re-elected. A weak America is in their best interests.

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

I would like to flip the question around, why should I like Trump and vote for him?

I ask this question to people that still support him and I get the same oxymoronic answers, “Biden is a socialist” (ignoring that Trump is the biggest socialist in the history of america), “Biden is a communist” (ignore that trump partially nationalized industry). “Abortion” (ignoring that abortions are still 100% legal), “Obamacare” (not even talked about anymore), “Trade” (what wins does Trump have here)?
“Conservative values” (like sleeping with porn star, unprotected sex, while married then paying off with hush money)?

So if you are voting for Trump, please share why he deserves another 4 years in office.

I purposefully left out one reason, lets see if anyone has the courage to admit it.

Mspehn
Mspehn

Biden has shown himself to be a thief to the American people as well as a sexual devient, but hey I don't hate him becasuse he is such a negligible individual. Better than Trump Mish
Ech who cares

tokidoki
tokidoki

Trump gave the people a ton of iPhones and this is how they repay him.

Man previous Presidents really set the bar high.

arneyoga
arneyoga

Nobody likes you? Nobody has EVER liked you, pieces of sh*t like you never have friends because you've never been a friend to anyone your entire life, only publicly lusting after your own daughter even when she was a preteen. You have partners in crime and unstable idolizers who are as sick and mean as yourself but have perceived themselves as total failures in life and rage at the world for their self-created hells or else the stupidly lost and deluded who are desperate to believe in something, anything in a futile attempt to be less stupid and lost. You've created nothing but enemies, those who despise both your revolting and atrocious personality and vile, rotten person and are lining up by the billions as you fall down, fail as you always have, ready to kick you in the teeth and gut as gleefully as you have always bullied others and heap mountains of ridicule and disgust upon you that you have so well-earned and so richly deserve.

You're the worst president in US history and the biggest embarrassment to Americans ever. It will take years to clean up your stench when you've been flushed out of Washington, out of the minds and sight of the world but everyone will delight in the fact that you are gone forever, never to soil the American scene again in such a grotesque, destructive fashion.

Now you got it straight, you as*hole jerk moron?

jivefive99
jivefive99

I guess I'd ask "who cares if he thinks he's liked or not." The country is designed to run without a king. Whether the "king" feels bad that he isnt more popular is irrelevant. The US was developed by people who knew kings and queens and their henchmen and their absolute power, and kept them as powerless as possible. Today, as in the last decades, the food stores are full, the gas stations are open and the electricity flows. Stop caring about stunted fatheads like Donald. He just doesnt matter.

gregggg
gregggg

More of the public's anger is directed against city and state leaders who are directing the covid 1984, lock downs/economic destruction, BLM/ANTIFA riots, and destruction. All this in democratic run areas. Watch Trump harness all that and use it against the democrats. BTW, we need Ron Paul's leadership in a really bad way.

njbr
njbr

I was so puzzled when I heard him cry his plaintive cry--how could people not like him? So I turned to trusty google and asked, "What are 10 reasons why someone isn't liked?" An, voila, my freing google, came through !!

10 Reasons People Really Don’t Like You (And How To Fix That)

  1. YOU ARE SELF-PREOCCUPIED
  2. YOUR WORD MEANS NOTHING
  3. YOU ARE BORING
  4. YOU ARE BAD WITH MONEY
  5. YOU ARE DISHONEST
  6. YOU CONSTANTLY COMPLAIN
  7. YOU ARE TOO HIGH MAINTENANCE
  8. YOU ARE NOT NICE
  9. YOU ARE TOO NICE
  10. YOU ARE YOU

Gosh, 9 out of 10 ain't bad,is it?

Now go to work, Trump, on fixing that little problem...

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

This election is really a story about Trump's performance as President vs himself as a citizen. He is still behaving as if he is the insurgent who never held office. It isn't working out too well.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

I'm honestly surprised at the 41.2 number approval rating. There must be more closet Trump supporters than the base.

Biden said a few months ago he thought Trump would try to suspend the election and he was laughed at. Biden also mentioned Trump might try to steal the election and he doesnt look so wrong anymore.

So are the 41.2 % people that simply feel America is theirs and not everyone's? I think so.

Quatloo
Quatloo

Trump in that video is reminiscent of Hilary

His narcissism is fascinating. He judges everyone by what they publicly say about Trump. I actually heard him asked in an interview once what he thought of someone, and his response was “I don’t know, I’m not sure what he has said about me”

BaronAsh
BaronAsh

538 doesn't do very well with Trump related data. Rasmussen is usually not only more favourable but more accurate.

Net approval-disapproval = -1.
Approval at 51% which is 3 pts above Obama at same day of Presidency.

He's doing better than most of the mainstream polls are saying, and the campaign hasn't really got going yet due to covid suppression.

It is going to come down to dirty tricks, cheating, scandal, covid shutdowns and all the rest of it. It's not a normal year or a normal election.

But at least Covid is looking up. Turns out most of the increases in death counts was due to (no doubt deliberately) misleading counting methods, whereby they take all the latest reports from the past two weeks or so which dribble in one report at a time, and add them all to the latest day's tally. In fact, most of these increasing days of late show a clearly declining curve when the deaths are added to the actual days of death, not the current latest day.

Lots of fun and games like that with covid reporting, but all polls and other election stories are no less distorted. Personally, I think Trump is nuts to continue to want the job unless he has a way of substantively dismantling Washington DC's Administrative State, all Shadow Govts, nearly the entire intel community, the banking system. Highly unlikely to say the least. But if anyone COULD have a shot at it, he's the one. Barring that, though, I hope he changes his mind so the country can pick a policy direction versus a personality. And that direction should be a concerted effort to restore a common sense, honest, well-run, financially sound Republic, and not deal with all this funny money, corrupt administration, ghastly military-industrial-intelligence complex and so forth. Again, somewhat hopeless given how close the US is to being a failed state, but worth a try surely.


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