The White House on Friday dismissed a wave of recent bad polls for President Trump by saying many of those were the same polls that said Trump would never win the White House.
"I think a lot of those polls are the same polls that predicted that Donald Trump would never be the president, and he's sitting in the Oval Office as I stand here," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters during the White House press briefing. "I don't have a lot of faith in a lot of those polls."
Numerous polls found the president's approval rating is hovering between 35 and 40 percent, and a Fox News poll released Wednesday found that 56 percent of Americans believe Trump is tearing the country apart.
When asked if these polls are affecting how the president governs, Sanders said Trump is instead focusing on unifying the nation as southeastern Texas recovers from Hurricane Harvey and moving forward with tax reform.
Sanders specifically said Trump is focused on the majority of Americans who believe the tax code is unfair, as well as the 70 percent of people in 10 states that back tax reform.
"The numbers, frankly, what we are focused on and that this administration cares about are not poll numbers," Sanders said. "The numbers we're focused on have to do with actual problems that Americans are facing. The numbers that we're focused on are the ones that actually impact day-to-day lives for all Americans. That's what we're focused on, certainly not silly polls that frankly weren't much use to us during the election, and certainly I don't think are now."