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Trump Jokes About His Poll Numbers: Melania “Has to Give Us the Secret”

In a rare instance of self-depreciating humor, President Trump joked about his poll numbers when compared with his wife’s numbers Wednesday at the White House.

“[Melania Trump] is doing some great job. In fact, I shouldn’t say this, but her poll numbers went through the roof last week,” Trump said. “What was that all about?”

Trump then pointed to Vice President Mike Pence and joked, “She has to give us the secret, Mike.”

Trump heaped praise on his wife. “Melania’s a very accomplished woman and really an inspiration to so many,” he said.

Trump’s approval rating sunk to 35 percent in the daily Gallup tracking poll, while his wife enjoyed a 52 percent favorable rating in a CNN/ORC poll in early March.