Violent anti-ICE protests coupled with unhinged liberal rhetoric on immigration have backfired as President Trump has seen in increase in his approval ratings.
After a month of demonstrations, and calls to resistance and violence by Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters, Trump’s approval rating rose to 43 percent, one of the highest of his presidency.
Even more remarkable, as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson pointed out, is that the president’s approval rating rose 10 points among Hispanic voters according to the latest Harvard Harris poll.
“It was supposed to be Trump’s Katrina, remember that?” Carlson began his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday.
“It was a full month of angry protests, hysterical columns, shrieking media personalities, dishonest magazine covers. All designed to turn voters against the president, decisively and permanently. Immigration policies coming out of the White House made Trump like Hitler. They told that you again, and again on the other channels. It was a month of nonstop drama,” Carlson continued.
The Fox News host noted that there is now a “conclusive answer” to the question of what effect all of the last month had on the president politically. Before June saw the left fan the flames of backlash against the administration’s immigration and border policies, Trump had a 42 percent approval rating, and a disapproval rating of 54 percent according to the Real Clear Politics average.
“After a full month of all the cable news morons calling him Hitler, Trump’s approval rating rose to 43 percent. That’s one of the highest of his presidency. And his disapproval dropped to 52 percent” Carlson continued, pointing out the “remarkable” 10 percent rise in approval among Hispanic voters according to the Harvard Harris poll.
“Keep in mind, this was over the exact same period when every single person with a master’s degree in the continental United States was telling you that Trump hates Hispanics,” Carlson said. “Amazing.”
“Could it be that the cable news dummies don’t really understand the country that they pretend to report on? Could it be that Hispanic Americans are pretty much like every other American – normal people who love their country and know that illegal immigration hurts all of us. It looks that way.
Carlson warned that this is “bad news” for Democrats who “are betting that a campaign of hysteria and race-baiting” would get votes in November, even though the strategy has failed so far.
He argued that they are so sure Trump “is finished” that they have “pulled off the mask” on their real agenda.
“The left believes that voters are so angry at Trump that they want to abolish the country that elected him. And replace it with an entirely new country where borders and business, where the law itself, all no longer exist,” Carlson said.
“They are betting that most voters hate him so much that they have come to hate America too,” he concluded. “That is their gamble. As of tonight, it is not paying off.”