Donald Trump Blamed "Rigged Russian Witch Hunt" For Poll Numbers Not Being Higher

Type: ScapegoatingSep 15 2018 Severity:
Targeted: Robert MuellerAbout: Russia
In a CNN poll conducted by SSRS, President Trump’s approval rating was reported at 36%. Trump claimed his poll numbers were “good," and stated in a tweet that they would be higher if not for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Trump’s tweet came shortly after his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to two federal charges, and made a deal to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election.Trump blamed the investigation for the reason why his poll numbers aren't "25 points higher!"

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Targeted by Trump