Almost immediately after President Donald Trump held his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, the media described the meeting as one of the worst mistakes of his presidency.
Not all Americans agree, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll.
“Mr. Trump’s job approval rating rose to 45% in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, the highest mark of his presidency and up 1 percentage point from June,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “The survey was taken over a four-day period that started July 15, a day before Mr. Trump’s news conference with Mr. Putin in which he questioned the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.”
However, Trump’s climbing approval rating likely has the most to do with the president’s impressive record on the economy.
The poll also showed that 88 percent of Republicans support President Trump.
“Of the four previous White House occupants, only George W. Bush, in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had a higher approval rating within his own party at the same point in his presidency,” the report added.
Trump made global headlines again on Sunday night when he tweeted a stern warning in all caps to Iran.
“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,” he tweeted. “WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!”
Those are some tough words, which sparked fears of "war" from some of his critics.