According to a new survey, only a whopping 13% of American people would consider Donald Trump honest and trustworthy.
SurveyMonkey released a series of surveys in an attempt to quantify Trump’s recent uptick. Trump’s honesty is lowest in the poll, with the survey also measuring his ability to get things done and whether he is tough enough for the job as president, with the third survey noting if he stands for his beliefs. Only 35% of the Americans that were polled said they believe that Trump was getting things done, while 32% said he was tough enough for the job. About 41% of people said that they felt that Trump stands up for what he believes in.
These Numbers Are Not Surprising
Trump has a fantastic talent to lie, stretch the truth, and spread disinformation. Earlier this month it was reported that President Trump has made more than 3,000 false or misleading claims according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes suspicious statements uttered by the president.
The number of lies that he has made seem to have increased. Back when this poll was revealed, he averaged 6.5 misleading claims a day. When the project started for the president’s first 100 days, he averaged 4.9 claims a day.
So there is no surprise that Trump has such dismal numbers when it comes to trustworthiness. He’s a noted schadenfreude, before and during his presidency.
This poll comes just at the time when Trump is busy trying to evade several federal probes into possible connections between his campaign and Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. There is also the ongoing fallout from Stormy Daniel’s hush money, where the president pretended that he didn’t know anything about the situation when a recent financial report showed that he actually attempted to repay Cohen.