53 Percent of White People Still Approve of Trump, According to a Recent Poll

A new poll has revealed that Donald Trump somehow has the highest approval rating since his first 100 days in office. The Washington Post/ABC News poll has determined that 40 percent of respondents approve of whatever Trump is doing on the White House, while 56 percent disapprove of his performance.

However, 53 percent of all white respondents to this poll approve of how Trump is doing as president, up seven points from January's poll. In comparison, a wide majority of racial and ethnic minorities are on the other side of the coin, as 79 percent disapprove of the president's work in office. 

The results come after another tumultuous week for the Trump administration. The office of Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who obtained records related to Stormy Daniels that includes relevant payments, the alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and more. The FBI also reportedly seized audio recordings of Stormy Daniels' lawyer at the time and Cohen. 

Of the majority of Americans that live in rural parts of the country, 59 percent also approve of Trump's performance. As far as how Trump is handling the nation's economy, respondents were pretty split: 46 percent of respondents approve of how he is handling the economy and 48 percent do not. 

The poll was conducted April 8-11 and recorded the responses of 1,002 adults. There is a 3.5 percentage-points margin of error.

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The FBI Reportedly Has Audio of Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels’ Lawyers Meetings

The FBI may have the ultimate receipts on the scandal between Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels.

During the FBI's raid of Trump's lawyer's office, CNN reports they seized audio recordings between Stormy Daniels' laywer at the time, Keith Davidson, and Trump's current lawyer, Michael Cohen. Davidson also represented Playboy model Karen McDougal, who, like Daniels, is rumored to have had an affair with Trump.

A CNN source gave some details on the audio recordings, but no smoking gun. “Cohen was being unusually simplistic, like he had bullet points that he was reading from to try and make himself look good. He was trying to clarify the timeline of the agreements made with Davidson in his [Cohen's] favor,” said the source.

However, even if there's no wrongdoing found in the recordings, it could lead to other legal issues for Cohen. As CNN notes, recording phone conversations without two consenting parties is illegal in certain states, like California where Davidson's office is based. And Davidson has no issue in suing Cohen if that's the case.

Attorney Davidson never consented to any recordings of his conversations with Mr. Cohen. If they in fact do exist, Attorney Davidson will pursue all his legal rights under the law,” said a spokesman for Davidson, Dave Wedge.

But that may be the least of Cohen's troubles as the Department of Justice says Cohen is “under criminal investigation” not only for his possible dealings with Daniels, but bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance issues as well. Cohen's court hearing is scheduled for Monday—and Daniels' current lawyer, Michael Avenatti told The Associated Press that it’s “very possible” the porn star will make an appearance. The tea is hot and it's brewing.

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Lawyer Reportedly Paid Porn Star Hush Money for Sexual Encounter With Trump

If we know one thing about President Trump, it's that he's a con artist. Since he took office, the Washington Post has kept track of the number of lies he's told under oath; on Jan. 10, days before he's completed one year as our president, he's already logged 2,001 fictitious claims, a truly absurd feat.

So it's no surprise that when a new report from Wall Street Journal surfaced, citing that a longtime lawyer for the Trump Organization paid $130,000 to a porn star over a sexual encounter she had with Trump in 2006—Trump denied it.

The report states that Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, “arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star a month before the 2016 election as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump.” Both Trump's lawyer and Stephanie Clifford—known as Stormy Daniels in the adult film industry—deny the encounter as well.

These sort of charges aren't new for Trump. During his presidential campaign, more than a handful of women lodged sexual assault allegations against him, and during the more recent, viral #MeToo campaign, even more women came forward. While Clifford has admitted that her relationship with Trump was consensual, that certainly wasn't the case for the rest of these women whom he violated.

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Trump Slams Snoop Dogg After Getting Clowned in Controversial “Lavender” Video

Trump, a guy who most certainly doesn't know a goddamn thing about music, changed topics a total of five times during his dual morning bowel movement and tweetstorm on Wednesday. Following a tweet about Rachel Maddow's big tax return reveal, the former Apprentice host (very briefly) turned his attention to BADBADNOTGOOD's video for their Nightfall remix of “Lavender” featuring Snoop Dogg and Kaytranada.

In the Jesse Wellens-directed video, Snoop is seen firing a toy gun at a clown who strongly resembles the biggest clown of all, Trump. Moments later, this Trump-esque clown is seen attempting in vain to hit the blunt. The first thing worth mentioning here is that Trump believes Snoop's career is worth remarking upon when he is, you know, literally the fucking president. Furthermore, Trump accused Snoop Wednesday of having a “failing” career (?!?!?!) in his tweet and said that he would have been given “jail time” if the video had depicted an Obama-esque clown instead:

Michael Cohen, a “personal lawyer” for Trump, spoke with TMZ Tuesday and said Snoop owes his client an apology. However, he did not echo Trump's “jail time” remark:

All this talk reminds me of the time Trump told a crowd in Iowa that he could shoot someone without damaging his reputation with voters. “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters,” Trump said in January 2016. To clarify, Trump—who took time out of his morning tweet dump to mention Snoop's video directly—once said he could shoot someone with no consequences:

Snoop told Billboard this week that he wasn't chasing controversy with the clip, but instead simply wanted to “fill a void” in music. “I feel like it's a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody's dealing with the real issue with this fucking clown as president, and the shit that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being,” he said.

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