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Trump Jr. Shares Sloppy ‘Fake News’ Graphic Claiming Trump Approval Rating Was Higher Than Obama’s

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Trump Jr. Shares Sloppy ‘Fake News’ Graphic Claiming Trump Approval Rating Was Higher Than Obama’s




Donald Trump Jr. shared a doctored image on Thursday of a CNN graphic that claimed President Trump has a higher approval rating than former President Barack Obama.

The fake graphic, which Trump Jr. posted on Instagram, appears to come from a Monday segment on CNN during which host John King fact-checked President Trump’s tweet claiming that he has “better numbers than Obama at this point, by far.”





The original CNN graphic shows Trump with a 40 percent approval rating, compared to former President Obama’s 45 percent approval rating from the same point of his presidency.

However, the image shared by Trump, Jr. on Instagram, is doctored to show a 50 percent approval rating.

“Amazing. I guess there is a magic wand to make things happen and @realdonaldtrump seems to have it,” Trump Jr. wrote in the Instagram post.

According to The Hill:

Trump has never received a 50 percent job approval rating in the Gallup weekly tracker of the measurement.

He has reached a high of 45 percent twice, once just days after his inauguration and again in mid-June.





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