President Trump’s approval rating holds steady at 45 percent ahead of midterms

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Forty-five percent of Americans said they approve of President Trump‘s job in office less than one week out from the midterm elections, according to a new American Barometer survey.

The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 24 percent of voters said they “strongly approved” of the president, while 21 percent said they “somewhat approved.”

Fifty-five percent of respondents said they disapproved of Trump, with 42 percent saying they “strongly disapproved” and 12 percent saying they “somewhat disapproved.”

The last American Barometer poll on Trump’s approval rating, conducted earlier this month, showed the president’s approval rating at 46 percent and his disapproval rating at 54 percent.

The survey comes less than one week before the midterm elections.

The Real Clear Politics generic congressional ballot Wednesday showed Democrats leading Republicans by 7.5 points.

Political analyst Ruy Teixeira told Hill.TV’s Joe Concha that Republicans and Democrats will likely interpret the midterm results differently, with Democrats calling it an election about Trump.

“The Democrats will obviously more say it’s a referendum on Trump, and this indicates a rejection of the kind of politics he stands for,”  Teixeira said on “What America’s Thinking.”

“The Republicans will say this is just normal, off-year changes. It’s not at all a referendum on Trump. A lot of people still love him,” he continued.

The latest American Barometer found that 84 percent of Republicans said they approved of the president ahead of the midterms, while only 15 percent of Democrats said the same.

The American Barometer was conducted on October 30-31 among 1,000 registered voters. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percent.

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Trump attacks Paul Ryan, says he ‘knows nothing’ about birthright citizenship

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President Donald Trump went after House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday, saying one of the top Republican leaders in the President’s party “knows nothing about” birthright citizenship and “should be focusing on holding the Majority” in the House of Representatives “rather than giving his opinions” on the issue.

The comments come a day after Ryan threw cold water on the President’s assertion that he can use executive action to end the constitutional guarantee of citizenship to anyone born in the United States.

Ryan told a Kentucky radio station Tuesday that “you cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order,” following remarks from the President indicating that Trump believes he can do just that, though many legal scholars disagree.

On Wednesday, the President tweeted, “Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!”

An aide to Ryan declined to comment on the President’s tweet.
Separately, a senior GOP aide defended Ryan when asked about Trump’s tweet.
“This is a great way to screw up the message a week before the election,” this aide told. “First the birthright comment itself and now attacking the top Republican in Congress who is trying to save our majority.”

Ryan, who is leaving Congress at the end of his term in January, has been helping to campaign for Republicans as the midterms approach, including both vulnerable incumbents and new candidates in competitive races. When he spoke to radio station WVLK on Tuesday, he was in Kentucky campaigning for Republican Rep. Andy Barr, who is trying to hold onto his House seat.

During the interview on Tuesday, Ryan quickly sought to emphasize common ground with the President on immigration policy, despite saying that it was not possible to end birthright citizenship via executive order.

“Where we obviously totally agree with the President is getting at the root issue here, which is unchecked illegal immigration,” Ryan said. “We — House Republicans and this President — are in total agreement on the Preneed to stop illegal immigration, to secure our border and fix our laws.”
The midterm elections, where Republicans are at risk of losing their majority in the House, take place next Tuesday.

Republicans are viewed as more likely to retain the Senate than the House and Democratic leaders are projecting confidence that they will win the lower chamber of Congress.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi predicted on Tuesday night that Democrats will take back the House, saying during an interview with late-night host Stephen Colbert, “We will win.”

This isn’t the first time Trump has lashed out at Ryan.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump called Ryan a “very weak and ineffective leader” after Ryan told fellow Republicans he would no longer defend Trump after the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape surfaced in which Trump could be heard bragging about groping women.

Hillary Just Embarrassed Herself On National Television With 5 Words

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The past two years have been hard for Hillary Clinton after losing to Donald Trump.

There’s nothing she wants more than to be president.

And things just got harder after she embarrassed herself on national television with only five words.

The Clinton Family Loses Their Legacy

The Clinton’s have a long legacy in American politics.

But it isn’t a good one.

Bill Clinton made it all the way to the White House only to face impeachment.

In response, the Clinton’s lost a lot of credibility.

Voters didn’t trust them anymore.

But Hillary kept pushing forward, becoming a U.S. Senator in New York in 2001.

And from that position, she chose to run for President in 2008.

After losing to Barack Obama, she received the position of Secretary of State.

And finally, she ran for President yet again.

This time she got the Democrat nomination, giving the ability to challenge Donald Trump.

She was confident the presidency was hers.

Everyone in the media said Trump could never win.

But now everyone knows exactly how that ended up working out.

Hillary Clinton’s Hiatus From Politics

After losing to Trump, Hillary spent some time avoiding politics altogether.

Outside of releasing a book explaining why she lost, nobody heard much from her.

That is until recent weeks.

She, along with her husband Bill, are holding a series of events across North America.

And Hillary is speaking freely about her loss to Donald Trump.

In a recent interview, she was asked if she will run for president again.

Hillary initially responded with a quiet “no.”

But that response was quickly followed by a longer answer, indicating some openness to the idea.

“Well, I’d like to be president. I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there’s going to be so much work to be done.”

The crowd erupted into laughter.

To most, the idea of her beating President Trump is laughable.

But to the more dedicated Democrats, it is a real possibility.

They are convinced Trump is an illegitimate president, and that Hillary actually won.

So if she were to run, she would have a following already.

And the establishment would likely support her.

Who Clinton Would Face If She Runs

If Hillary does run, there are a number of Democrats she’d have to beat in the primary election.

Currently, the top contender is Joe Biden.

recent CNN poll shows him at the top of the pack, with Bernie Sanders trailing him.

But there is a large list of less known, less establishment candidates who may emerge.

Trump is an outsider and took America by storm in 2016.

Democrats are likely to use this same tactic in 2020.

So somebody like Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels, could be a possible candidate.

Some even believe he could beat Donald Trump simply because of his willingness to play dirty.

Who do you think will face off against Donald Trump in 2020?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

There Is News About Brett Kavanaugh That No Trump Supporter Is Going To Like

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Donald Trump and his supporters thought they won the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight.

But then some bad news came in.

And Trump and his supporters will not be happy with what happened.

Republicans See Kavanaugh Bounce Fade

Republicans saw a surge in support after the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation battle.

Americans looked at the Democrats behavior and were disgusted.

Democrats used fake news, hoaxes, smears, and women lying about rape to try and stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Republican voters had been trailing Democrats in voter enthusiasm up to that point.

But getting a taste of how Democrats would act if they were in power inspired Republicans to turn out and vote.

Republicans in key Senate races saw their political fortunes improve.

In key states like Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Texas, and Tennessee, Republicans led Democrats in early voting.

But that appears to have changed.

Republican and Democrat strategists both say their internal polling shows the Kavanaugh bounce has faded.

Rob Stutzman – a California Republican operative – told Politico this was the case.

“Clearly the Kavanaugh confirmation was an inflection point to activate the Republican base, and even pull over some Democratic men,” Stutzman said. “But that’s an effect that benefits the Senate and leaves suburban members of Congress stranded. It’s unlikely we won back suburban Orange County voters.”

Democrats Split Over Kavanaugh Hearings

But Democrats contend they also saw a Kavanaugh bounce.

Democrat Pollster Ben Tulchin informed Politico that the Kavanaugh fight helped them in the upscale suburbs where Democrats expect to pick up House seats.

“The Kavanaugh hearings did set us back, but it depended on geography,” he stated. “The more upscale districts, where we’ve done well all cycle, it was to our benefit there, and in more downscale districts with rural pockets, it was a challenge.

But other Democrats saw the danger the Kavanaugh hearings held for Democrats.

Dan McCready – a Democrat running for Congress in a conservative North Carolina district – ripped the Democrats for their conduct during the hearings in an interview with Politico.

“I think people in North Carolina feel that those hearings were another example of how broken Washington is now,” McCready declared. “For me, putting country over party, Democrats and Republicans working together, that’s the leadership we need right now.”

Donald Trump Makes A Change

Donald Trump recognized that the Kavanaugh bounce could not last forever.

That’s why he made immigration the number one issue in America.

Democrats helped with their support for open borders in the face of the migrant caravan invasion.

Thousands of migrants marched through Central America intending to pour over America’s southern border.

The fake news media claims this isn’t a real threat because the migrant caravan won’t reach our border for weeks.

But it doesn’t matter when they show up.

The simple fact that thousands of migrants think they can walk across America’s southern border is a threat in and of itself.

This is a direct challenge to America’s sovereignty.

If America can’t control her borders, she is no longer a nation.

That’s why Trump is making immigration a central campaign issue.

Robert Mueller Was Betrayed By The Last Person He Ever Expected

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Robert Mueller got thrown for a loop.

The special counsel thought he was racking up wins in his quest to destroy Donald Trump.

But he just got betrayed by the last person he ever expected.

Robert Mueller Betrayed By Surprising Figure

George Papadopoulos pleading guilty to one count of lying to the FBI was RobertMueller’s first big win.

The Papadopoulos plea deal took Washington by surprise because he was not one of the top suspects in the collusion case.

But when he admitted to lying to the FBI about when a professor had approached him about the Russians having “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, so-called “journalists” jumped for joy.

They took the plea agreement as evidence that Mueller had the goods on Trump.

However, they were let down.

Papadopoulos proved to have no information about Russian collusion.

In fact, the evidence points to the Deep State setting him up.

After he testified before Congress, he revealed that he was considering withdrawing from his plea agreement.

“I believe there was tremendous misconduct on the government’s behalf regarding my case,” Papadopoulos stated. “And given certain information, I learned yesterday that I can’t publicly disclose right now, I’m actually even considering withdrawing my agreement I have come to with the government.”

Papadopoulos said he pleaded guilty in order, “…To have to serve even one day in jail for something that now it seems that was completely orchestrated — I was framed in many ways — it’s just something by principle and by precedent, I would never want another American to go through something like I’m going through again.”

Robert Mueller’s Case Falls Apart

Mueller’s case is a joke.

He’s failed to find any evidence of collusion.

And the more Congress looks into the FBI’s Russia probe, the more it looks like James Comey and his crew made up the collusion story so they could spy on Trump.

“What we’re finding without talking about specifics of what’s going on is that the whole reason that this investigation was opened up was certainly not one built on a solid foundation,” North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows declared.

Trump supporters want to know what went on in this closed-door interview that led to those comments.

Papadopoulos hinted on social media about what the big bombshell was.

He tweeted:

I HAVE JUST BEEN TOLD THAT BRUCE OHR AND CHRISTOPHER STEELE MET IN ROME ON MARCH 17, 2016. THE DAY AFTER I LEFT ROME WHERE I HAD JUST MET JOSEPH MIFSUD.

Mifsud was the professor who told Papadopoulos about the Russians having “dirt” on Hillary.

Everyone assumed he was a Russian agent.

But that is not true.

The evidence points towards Mifsud working with a western intelligence service.

The Australian media reported Mifsud had worked with the British.

That raised even more eyebrows.

Steele was also an ex-British intelligence agent.

If Steele was in Rome the day after Mifsud also met with Papadopoulos in Rome, then that could mean the two men were in cahoots.