My people love me".
Absolutely true. In fact, it looks like an overwhelming majority of his countrymen would be ecstatic if only given the chance to love him to death.
He appears to have developed a remarkable method of proving the love of his people. Point a gun at somebody and ask, "Do you love me?" Followed by, "Would you die for me?" And, surprise, your approval rating ends up somewhere in the high 90's.