By Monica Showalter
If Joe Biden and his ruling Democrats had intended to discredit President Trump through their showy Mar-a-Lago raid, a new poll suggests they have failed miserably.
They’ve actually accomplished the opposite of what they set out to do.
According to the highly reputable and accurate I&I/TIPP, Trump has lost not a whit of popularity with Republican voters since the FBI raid.
In fact, he’s actually gained.
What do the numbers say about Trump, who, between those two polls, endured the FBI’s raid, which has no precedent in U.S. history?
In August, 53% of Republicans said they would vote for Trump. In September, that number rose to 54%, a small gain. But Trump has a majority of his party, while Biden barely ekes out a third of the Democrats.
And, the important point, he lost nothing from the Mar-A-Lago raid. If anything, he gained support, while other potential challengers slipped.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who received 17% in the August poll, dipped to 15% in September, while former Vice President Mike Pence dropped from 10% to 8%. No other GOP challenger received more than 2% in September.
Trump has the support of more than half his party with that 54% popularity figure commonly characterized as landslide territory.
Biden by contrast has the support of only one out of three Democrat voters, and though the numbers show that Biden’s “popularity” rose from 30% to 34% among Democrats, that’s a chump-change figure, given that so few of them support him at all.
It looks as though that broad effort to smear, criminalize, and discredit President Trump through the Mar-a-Lago FBI raid has actually backfired badly on Democrats. They’ve actually made him more popular.
What it tells us is that voters are no longer being fooled by Joe Biden and his politicization of law enforcement.
To start, the legal premises of the raid were nonsense: presidents are the prime consumer of the nation’s intelligence apparatus’s “products” (which is secrets) and have the complete power to classify or declassify documents. Nobody screamed when President Trump declassified his phone call transcript with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky in the run-up to the first time congressional Democrats impeached and attempted to convict him.
Two, presidents of all stripes have classified documents within their personal papers for their presidential libraries. AT contributor Christopher Knight wrote an excellent piece a couple days ago describing how President Obama presidential records — twenty truckloads of it — are sitting in a Chicago warehouse with a lot less security than Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. You can just guess what the Clinton presidential records, wherever they are, would look like.
Three, something was “off” about the whole raid, given that Trump had been cooperating and handing the lawmen access to his premises in the run-up to the August 8 raid, and the series of leaks about the danger of the documents floated around were notably false, with phony claims of nuclear secrets, and the year-long stretch between the supposed imminent danger and the actual raid sure did show that the government acts slowly.
Four, the indiscriminate dragnet nature of the raid, with agents tossing the entire household instead of just going for the documents they knew they wanted, raiding the kid’s room, taking incredibly irrelevant stuff such as articles of clothing, flinging the papers around haphazardly so a photo could be taken and Joe Biden could tell 60 Minutes he’d never seen anything more “irresponsible,” pretty well told everyone all he needed to know about the public relations staging of the matter.
Five, the disgusting behavior of the raiding agents, who apparently pawed through Melania Trump’s underwear drawer and fluffed through her closet, with some reports saying they actually tried on some of her clothing and shoes for selfies so they could show all their little friends, only served further to say that this was an abuse of power, not a recovery effort to save the nation from the loss of its national security secrets.
Six, there was the news, disclosed in a judge’s ruling about a “special master” to review whether the raiders had any business taking the documents, that Joe Biden knew all about the plans to raid Mar-a-Lago. This stands in stark contrast to Biden’s denials to knowing about the matter, but it does show what the plan was in this raid: Biden, after all, plans to run for re-election presumably against President Trump, and it would be handy to knock out such a rival before the matter could be put to a vote.
President Trump just offered to mediate a solution for the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Turkey had been hosting talks but not mediating.
Those talks kept going nowhere.
Maybe Trump can find a way for each side to consider their half of the deal a win for them.
If anyone knows how to make a deal, it’s President Donald J. Trump.
Well, since idiot Biden suggested Putin should be assassinated and declared him a “war criminal”, it’s kind of difficult to get THEM together. Of course, Trump would only be representing a weak, gutless, incompetent regime and can’t really make any offers, but at least he has some respect among the parties.
The War in Ukraine never had to happen. It’s not “unprovoked,” as the vile Western propaganda complex keeps trying to say.
Putin is scum, and he’s a monster for invading. But we’re just as bad, and this war is the result of bad foreign policy in the Obama years (who installed the Zelensky dictatorship) and was re-inititated with the install of Burisma-Biden, a man who took bribes from Ukrainian companies when we overthrew the government in Ukraine in 2014 and installed our own puppet.
I bet Trump could end this war…like now.
He’s proven he’s a great statement, and is…historically speaking…one of the greatest peace-making Presidents of all time.
At least a photo could be taken. Trump, unlike Hillary, didn’t utterly destroy all his documents as soon as some federal interest was shown in them. Of course, also unlike Hillary, Trump has no reason reason to destroy his documents.
It’s also noteworthy that despite the big Hollywood production of the January 6th soap opera, belief that Trump had anything to do with the January 6th riot also decreased. It is an encouraging development that more and more people can see through left wing propaganda, even when it is dumped on them by the garbage truck load. Seems all the Democrats can do is expose how they’re turning our Constitutional government into a fascist police state.
Here’s something else that could happen; if idiot Biden doesn’t indict Trump, he could LOSE support. His bloodthirsty followers are chomping at the bit to see Trump cuffed and frog-walked and it doesn’t matter for what. But, if the Democrats keep pushing, Trump simply gets more support and popular. Dang, that IS a pickle, isn’t it?