Fox News host Eric Bolling’s monologue Thursday on “The Specialists” advised his fellow “deplorables” to ignore the polls showing that President Donald Trump’s favorability is falling, and instead, look to the crowds at his rallies.
“If you listen to the media,” he said, “all they seem to want to do is repeatedly cry Russia Russia Russia.’ They even claim Trump’s approval rating is tanking because of Russia.”
“But something isn’t adding up again,” Bolling added.
“Take a look at scenes from President Trump Wednesday night in Ohio,” he continued. “Just look at those crowds. Listen to them for a a second. I’m gonna double down on a call I made over a year ago.
“Watch the people, not the polls,” he said.
“This president is popular with the people, not the New York crowd or the L.A. crowd, and certainly not the mainstream media, maybe not some people on this set,” he said, referring to his co-hosts and guests, “but real people. Middle American people. People who care about their families’ bottom lines, their wages, and whether or not they can buy their kids back-to-school supplies and maybe a new outfit for the first day of class.
“That’s what matters to America, the real America,” he said. “They really don’t give a damn about Russia, period.”
Bolling went on to criticize an editorial by The Washington Post, decrying Trump’s address to the Boy Scouts of America.
“Seriously, WashPo? Now you have a problem with the Boy Scouts?” he said.
“Ya just don’t get it,” he mocked, “media and liberals. America loves a president who addresses the Boy Scouts. And to my fellow deplorables, stop listening to the fake news media, the propaganda news media, watch the people, not the polls.
“Trust me, you’ll get called names, you’ll get ridiculed, you’ll be made fun of, and in the end you’ll be right and the emphasis is on right.”
A recent Reuters poll found that Trump’s favorability had fallen to 35 percent of Americans, a historically low level for a new president.