Trump Laments Approval Ratings: “Nobody Likes Me”

The New York Times reports:

President Trump devolved into self-pity during a White House coronavirus briefing on Tuesday. Noting that Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. Deborah L. Birx have high approval ratings even as his own have sagged, Mr. Trump added, “And yet, they’re highly thought of — but nobody likes me.” “It can only be my personality,” he concluded.

When reporters pressed him on a viral video he had retweeted on Monday night that included doctors falsely claiming that hydroxychloroquine was a “cure” for the virus and that masks were unnecessary, Mr. Trump responded: “They’re very respected doctors. There was a woman who was spectacular in her statements about it, and she’s had tremendous success with it.’’

When a reporter noted that the physician who spoke of “a cure,” Dr. Stella Immanuel of Houston, also “made videos saying that doctors make medicine using DNA from aliens,” Mr. Trump responded, “I know nothing about her,” and abruptly ended the briefing moments later.