A panel on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” appeared to panic on Monday after reviewing President Donald Trump’s approval rating — which stayed the same — despite the negative news that broke last week about Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.
“Last week was a tidal wave of bad news for this presidency and this president, and his approval rating stayed the same,” Katy Tur said while visibly frustrated. “So I wonder — I mean, if that’s not going to move the needle, is this John McCain thing going to move the needle?”
“And forgive me for being skeptical because I was under the impression, as was most people, that when Donald Trump came out and said he wasn’t a war hero — he likes the guys that don’t get caught — back in 2015, that people would care,” Tur continued. “And when I went out and I talked to Republican voters, they didn’t care at all.”
MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter responded by claiming that Republicans do not care about Trump’s behavior, saying that Trump supporters are “deluded.”
Tur whined as she could not wrap her mind around the fact that the overwhelming majority of Republicans showed strong support for the president.
“Eighty-eight percent of Republicans still support him — 88 percent,” Tur lamented. “I’m sorry, I just — I start to wonder when we have these conversations and we say, ‘Well, this is going to be the breaking point,’ I wonder if there is a breaking point. I wonder if enough people in this country find the actions and the behavior repulsive enough to want to change what’s going on.”