President Donald Trump has had quite the week, what with Syria, Russia, and North Korea all creating mayhem in the civilized world.
Trump’s decisive action at Sharyat airfield in Syria came as a surprise to many around the world. The operation, which was such a closely guarded operation that Russia only had a 90-minute heads-up, sent 59 Tomahawk Cruise missiles into the air over Syria, with 100% of those weapons landing on target at Sharyat. The airbase itself was targeted due to its role in the dastardly chemical weapons attack committed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad earlier in the week.
While the action came as a bit of a surprise, Assad’s brutality ensured that the popular opinion would be that Trump saved countless civilians with his swift and decisive move. Sure, Vladimir Putin’s panties may bunch, but that would be the extent of the dissent.
According to a new poll, Americans also agreed with the President in a big way.
“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.
“The latest figures include 29% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. (see trends).
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“Most voters support President Trump’s missile strike on Syria but feel further action against the Syrian government should come from the United Nations and not the United States alone.”
Now, given the state of the globe and the international conflicts that continue to loom over the newly minted Commander in Chief, can Trump continue to pump his approval rating while fending off the barbs of global diplomacy? Only time will tell.