Gutfeld: Media 'Confused' as Trump's Approval Rises Despite Putin Summit Backlash
In his monologue on "The Five," Greg Gutfeld said the media appears "confuse[d]" over the fact President Trump's approval rating rose a small amount over the short term, in spite of the much-criticized summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
The Gallup poll showed Trump with 45 percent approval and 52 percent disapproval -- the highest of his presidency.
"This confuses the media, as they keep saying that Trump is the worst thing to happen since "The View"," he said.
Gutfeld added that the media's newest topic du jour is Trump's all-caps tweet directed at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, after he referenced the possibility of "the mother of all wars."
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018
"To Iranian President Rouhani: Never ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before," Trump's tweet read in part.
Gutfeld said the media is forgetting that Trump's detente with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un followed a similar pattern, with the two leaders using elevated language before eventually holding a summit together.
"No, it's the Mullahs that should be nervous," Gutfeld said, calling the Rouhani message a "de ja Tweet."
He said he would accept a "war of words" over a "war of worlds."
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