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Gallup’s annual Economy and Personal Finance survey finds that of the major decision makers in the government, President Obama is the one most Americans trust to do the “right thing” when it comes to the economy.

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President Obama’s approval rating in a recent CNN poll rose to 51 percent, though majorities disapproved of his policies when it came to specific issue sets like the economy, guns and immigration. But the president’s key advantage is that he remains far more popular and trusted than Republicans in Congress, who have almost the inverse of his approval rating on the economy, with 58 percent saying that they trust them “Only a little/Almost none.”

With only 38 percent trusting Republicans on the economy, they’ve nearly matched their lowest point of the decade, hit in 2008.

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In contrast, Democrats in Congress are improving, veering closer to the highs they reached from 2007-2009.

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Donald Trump Jr.

Screenshot from Twitter

You've probably heard about Donald Trump's claim that his Democratic rival got "a big fat se onhot in the ass" before delivering a nearly perfect performance on a recently televised town hall. Or his more recent demand that Joe Biden get a "drug test" before their debate on Tuesday night. Having spent months lowering expectations for Biden, the Trumps are now busily defaming him as a junkie.

But that particular slur backfired spectacularly over the weekend when the Trump campaign posted a bizarre video of Don Jr. -- seemingly in a condition that called for rehab services. As his father might put it, "many people are saying" that the presidential spud looked and sounded like someone abusing a controlled substance. (His slurred message was disturbed too, something about an "army of able-bodied men and women" to intimidate voters).

It's both funny and sad to watch Don Jr. decompensate on Twitter. (More funny, though.)

Click and judge his condition for yourself.