In the wake of the Helsinki summit when liberals and their mainstream media allies were hurling everything including the kitchen sink in the form of the charge of treason at President Trump, it turns out that all their attacks only resulted in a bump in Trump's poll ratings. This caused MSNBC's Kasie Hunt to express shock at that result on her Kasie DC show on Sunday to the extent that she claimed that we are now "living in a different space-time continuum" where "even gravity works differently."
KASIE HUNT: It’s hard to believe that this time last week we were previewing the president’s meeting with Vladimir Putin. But, of course, we are apparently living in a different space-time continuum here in 2018 where even gravity works differently. But more on that in a moment. All of that happened before Friday when The New York Times dropped that bombshell report about Michael Cohen and his recording of President Trump. Then came Saturday when the D.O.J. made the documents about surveilling former Trump campaign aid Carter Page public. And don’t forget about Paul Manafort whose trial begins this week in Virginia. Along with a reminder that the president’s former campaign chairman has been sitting in jail for over a month as he prepares to face a jury. But back to that part about gravity. The president’s approval rating is ticking up, not down. A brand-new poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal conducted before and after the Helsinki summit shows the president approval rating at 45 percent. That is up 1 point from June. Among Republicans, that number is 88 percent, the highest ever his entire presidency.
But how can that be? Why doesn't the public react to our constant attacks upon Trump? Well, later MSNBC contributor Katty Kay agreed with Hunt's suggestion that perhaps it is because Trump supporters just don't believe the "fact checkers" in the media. They believe there's a "witch hunt." Or maybe they realize there is no proof of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
HUNT: It strikes me that this is sort of the endgame for talking about fake news and casting doubt repeatedly on the media, right? This is a situation where he has created a universe where nobody believes anything any of the fact checkers say.
KATTY KAY: Every single time the president tweets fake news or witch hunt, all of the polling suggests it’s working. This is a very smart strategy from the president’s point of view. He is leading public opinion in a different direction. One of the more startling shifts in public opinion that we have seen — we haven’t seen it on tariffs, but we have seen it on general attitudes with Russia, with more Republicans generally more favorable — take the Mueller investigation aside, take election meddling aside. Views have changed in the Republican Party. That is almost entirely due to Donald Trump.
Sniff! President Trump has brought about a rip in the space-time continuum by causing people to be a mite skeptical about "objective" media that dump all over him daily and nightly.