President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have continued to rise because of the president’s “leadership and compassion,” Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera said Friday on “Fox and Friends.”
“It’s no accident that his approval rating across the board is ticking up,” Rivera said. “Why is that? It’s because he has shown leadership and compassion and understanding of suffering in terms of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and now Hurricane Maria. He has really stepped up to the plate.”
“The other reason the president’s popularity ticked up is this strength and reason and steadiness he is showing with the ‘Rocket Man,’” he added.
By demanding harsher sanctions and calling out North Korea in his U.N. speech, Trump has drawn a clear line in the sand and put any allies of North Korea on notice, Rivera said.
“The president in confronting [Kim Jong-un] and demanding sanctions that really work,” Rivera said. “For example, telling banks that do business with North Korea, however surreptitiously, that we will find you and if we find you, you will have a choice. You will do business with North Korea or you will do business with the United States of America and the civilized world. You can’t have it both ways.”
Trump is showing a “steady hand” and also has a capable cabinet backing him up as the administration tries to keep North Korea in check without starting a full scale war, according to Rivera.
“And I anticipate that we will at least slow this madman’s drive to a kind of self destructive Armageddon here,” Rivera concluded. “We’ve got to humble them without igniting the fuse.”