On Sunday night, Trump released this tweet into the wild:
Believe it or not, the 90% is actually backed up by real data from real polls (even though it's not any kind of “all-time” record, and polls that reach 90 percent approval are rare). It's the “52% overall” that's puzzling—as The Week pointed out, there has been no recent poll that puts Trump close to those figures. Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star has a theory:
Harry Enten of 538 agrees, and as far as anybody can tell, this is the most likely theory. Which, of course, leads to another debate—did Trump deliberately lie about the numbers, or did he mis-read them? Sadly, neither scenario feels far-fetched.