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Fact check: Donald Trump Jr's claims about presidential approval ratings Fact check: Donald Trump Jr's claims about presidential approval ratings
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Donald Trump Jr. shared a screen shot from CNN comparing approval ratings for Presidents Trump and Obama, help us fact check them Donald Trump Jr. shared a screen shot from CNN comparing approval ratings for Presidents Trump and Obama, help us fact check them
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On his Instagram account Donald Trump Jr.<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmPDWhenpis/?hl=en&amp;taken-by=donaldjtrumpjr"> shared a screen shot</a> from CNN comparing President Donald Trump's approval rating with that of his predecessor Barack Obama. On August 3, he also <a href="https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1025327090302967809">retweeted a tweet</a> claiming Trump's approval rating was at 50 percent.  On his Instagram account Donald Trump Jr.<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmPDWhenpis/?hl=en&amp;taken-by=donaldjtrumpjr"> shared a screen shot</a>  which has been deleted later from CNN comparing President Donald Trump's approval rating with that of his predecessor Barack Obama. On August 3, he also <a href="https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1025327090302967809">retweeted a tweet</a> claiming Trump's approval rating was at 50 percent.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmPDWhenpis/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/BmPDWhenpis/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1025327090302967809 https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1025327090302967809
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Did CNN really show Trump's approval rating at 50 percent? Did CNN really show Trump's approval rating at 50 percent?
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<strong>Fact check : False. </strong> <strong>Fact check : False. </strong>
The screenshot shows CNN took its figures from pollsters Gallup, but<a href="https://news.gallup.com/poll/203207/trump-job-approval-weekly.aspx"> statistics published</a> by that group show Trump's approval rating consistently below 50 percent, and closer to 40 percent on the day in question. The screenshot shows CNN took its figures from pollsters Gallup, but<a href="https://news.gallup.com/poll/203207/trump-job-approval-weekly.aspx"> statistics published</a> by that group show Trump's approval rating consistently below 50 percent, and closer to 40 percent on the day in question.
CNN's website is carrying <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2018/08/06/ip-wall-trump-v-obama.cnn/video/playlists/inside-politics-highlights/">the original video from which </a>the screenshot was taken. The video shows Trump's approval rating at 40 percent, suggesting the image Trump Jr shared was edited to display inaccurate figures. CNN's website is carrying <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2018/08/06/ip-wall-trump-v-obama.cnn/video/playlists/inside-politics-highlights/">the original video from which </a>the screenshot was taken. The video shows Trump's approval rating at 40 percent, suggesting the image Trump Jr shared was edited to display inaccurate figures.
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