Two polls released Monday (from Quinnipiac University and CNN/SSRS) put President Trump’s approval rating below 40%, despite Americans’ satisfaction with strong economic growth.
Why it matters: Voters seem certain the U.S. economy is strong, but as the midterm elections approach, “a majority of voters either do not associate [the economy] with Trump, the Republican Party’s leading figure, or disapprove of the president for other reasons,” per CNBC. And while November is still weeks away, these figures should serve as a red flag to the administration.
Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed on MSNBC Sunday that she and other members of the Trump administration texted each other the hashtag “#tfa,” referring to the 25th Amendment, “more than 100 times” during her tenure to discuss President Trump’s “unhinged” actions.
President Trump has agreed to give up his right to pursue millions of dollars in damages against Stormy Daniels in a move to kill litigation over an illegal payoff to the adult-film star.
The maneuver marks a sharp reversal for Trump. His legal team sought earlier to pull Daniels into an arbitration that could have forced her to pay the president more than $20 million for breaking a nondisclosure agreement over her claim of a sexual liaison with Trump in 2006. Trump has denied the affair.