President Donald Trump's approval Ratings keep going down. As of Friday, May 19, 2017, the polls show him at an all-time low. For someone who likes big numbers, his favorable approval ratings are anything but big. His ratings have always been lower than other presidents at this particular time in the White House, but they have never been this low.

According to the recent polls, only 38 percent approve of Trump's performance and 56 percent disapproved. The small 6 percent, have either mixed feelings or don't care. Two months ago, his rating was 43 percent.

The rapid downward spiral has been attributed to three major things that happened in recent days. Those things include the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey, the accusation of mishandling highly classified information and his alleged interference with the investigation of the FBI. Needless to say, the president didn't have a good week when he was faced with criticisms about his relationship with Russia.

Trump's tumultuous week

Last week started out with accusations that Trump shared classified information in a private meeting with Russian leaders. This was deemed so inappropriate. Then there were reports that Comey had expressed in writing that Trump pressured him to stop investigating his ties with Russia during the 2016 campaign.

Trump later called Comey a "show boat," "hot shot," "crazy," and a real "nut job."

If that wasn't enough to give any president a headache, later in the week former Fbi Director Robert Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department to lead an independent investigation concerning Russia's involvement in Trump's campaign. Trump denied all the allegation and described the entire thing as a witch hunt.

He concluded that he has been treated worse than any other president.

Trump's ratings

Some members of Trump's own party seem to have questions about his actions and have been slow to continue their support for him. Reportedly, 23 percent of Republicans expressed their disapproval based on Trump's recent actions. While that is a low percent, ironically it is up from the 16 percent that it was the previous week.

Even so, his overall rating is at the lowest since he became president.

In spite of low ratings and controversies in the United States, the president is on a nine-day, five-country foreign trip to the Middle East and Europe. Along with him are his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner. While Ivanka and Jared have represented him on foreign trips before, this is the first foreign trip for President Trump and Melania.