On Sunday, President Trump tweeted that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should “go back” to other countries. Since these racist tweets, GOP support for Trump has risen, according to a Reuters survey conducted Monday and Tuesday.
In his tweets, Trump told the women they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” The survey found that among Republicans, his net approval rose by 5 percentage points from last week, to 72%.
30% of independents said they approved of Trump, down from 40% last week. His net approval fell by 2 points among Democrats.
41% of the U.S. public now approve of Trump’s performance while 55% disapprove.
University of Michigan professor of political science and African-American studies, Vincent Hutchings, said: “To Republicans, Trump is simply saying: ‘Hey, if you don’t like America, you can leave. That is not at all controversial. If you already support Trump, then it’s very easy to interpret his comments that way.”
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