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The Daily BeastJun 05, 2020
Trump World Thrilled That Their Terrible Poll Numbers Aren't Worse
GettyUnder siege for his management of a deadly pandemic, a cratered U.S. economy, and mass protests across the country, top advisers to President Donald Trump are finding solace in one question: How the hell is he not even more unpopular?

Though poll after poll shows the president in a historically bad position for an incumbent in an election year, inside the White House and on the campaign a feeling of relief has begun setting in that it's not worse. As they see it, any one of the events of the past few months would have tanked a prior president's standing. They endured a global pandemic, a historic rise in unemployment, and a sweeping revolt against the criminal justice system in quick succession. And, through it all, many of them feel bruised but politically intact. 

"Obviously you would prefer to see Trump winning big in every swing state right now but if you put things into context and consider that we have 40 million Americans unemployed, a deadly virus, and race riots [and] protests unfolding currently, and he's still within the margin of error in every battleground state, it's tough to feel like the sky is falling," said a source close to the White House. "It's hard to imagine the environment getting tougher for him than it is today, so if


Reuters PoliticsJun 05, 2020
Washington emblazons defiant 'Black Lives Matter' sign near White House
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday renamed a street in front of the White House "Black Lives Matter Plaza" and had the slogan painted in huge yellow letters on the roadway in an apparent rebuke of President Donald Trump's militaristic response to U.S. protests over police brutality.

CNN PoliticsJun 05, 2020
House panel seeks information on Homeland Security's role in protest response
House Democrats are requesting additional information from the Department of Homeland Security after a drone flew to Minneapolis last Friday amid protests and department personnel were deployed to city streets to respond to the unrest, according to a letter sent to acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Friday.
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