• Revision ID 83695 REVISION
  • 2018-08-13 14:44:27
  • by Burhan Wazir (talk | contribs)
  • Note: added screen grab of Trump Jr's Instagram post
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Screen grab of Donald Trump Jr's Instagram post Fact check: Donald Trump Jr's claims about presidential approval ratings
Summary Summary
  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 ( The post on Instagram has been deleted, but a screen grab is shown below).
  [caption id="attachment_83694" align="aligncenter" width="391"]<img class=" wp-image-83694" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/08/13144105/1-620x358.png" alt="Screen grab of Donald Trump Jr's Instagram post" width="391" height="226" /> Screen grab of Donald Trump Jr's Instagram post[/caption]
Screen grab of Donald Trump Jr's Instagram post Did CNN really show Trump's approval rating at 50 percent?
  <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.
  CNN's website is <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2018/08/06/ip-wall-trump-v-obama.cnn/video/playlists/inside-politics-highlights/">carrying the original video</a> from which 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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  Current Affairs, Economics, United States, Current Affairs
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  Donald J Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Economy
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