President Trump is a huge fan of ratings.
That love of ratings is probably why he pushed then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer to boast to the press that his boss' inauguration was the most-viewed in US history. That, of course, didn't turn out to be quite so. And it was the beginning of the end for poor old Sean.
Our ratings-mad commander-in-chief might like to know that the latest numbers from the Morning Consult/Politico poll show that Americans of all political persuasions are united on a single issue: We want him to swear off Twitter.
A whopping 70 percent of Americans say Trump tweets too much. Even more startling: one percent say he doesn't tweet enough.
Fourteen percent say Trump tweets just about the right amount.
The poll respondents believe Trump is committing political suicide with the help of Twitter. Fifty-five percent say the tweets hurts his presidency and 46 percent say it will damage his re-election effort. Only 22 percent say the tweets will help the 2020 campaign.
The big picture: 54 percent believe Trump's tweets hurt America's standing in the world.
The president tweeted a doozy today about his "long and very good conversation" with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.YIkes!
He tweeted, "We discussed Trade, Venezuela, Ukraine, North Korea, Nuclear Arms Control and even the “Russian Hoax.” Very productive talk!"
Trump's advisors must have been gobsmacked when they found out that he was chit-chatting with Vlad about Russia's meddling in the US election.
What did Trump tell him? Did he thank him for a job well-done?