President Donald Trump insisted that polls that let him lose do not exist in 15 of the 17 states – and called his campaign leader just to be sure.
& # 39; I don't believe those polls, & he said in an interview that Thursday at ABC & # 39; s & # 39; Good Morning America & # 39; was broadcast.
Trump decided to call campaign leader Brad Parscale after ABC's George Stephanopoulos pushed him on the subject.
President Donald Trump insisted that polls that let him lose do not exist in 15 of the 17 states
Trump was so defensive on his polling numbers that he called campaign leader Brad Parscale to check them in
& # 39; Let's call Brad. I want to ask him, & said the president, and asked the camera & # 39; s to call.
Trump and his campaign team have been pushed back against a New York Times report that the President's internal polls show he lost to the Democratic nominee in 15 of the 17 states.
The subject is apparently sensitive to Trump, who has refuted the report through his Twitter account, in interviews and during events at the White House.
President Trump mocked this when Stephanpoulos asked him about polls showing that he was the former vice president Joe Biden.
& # 39; I don't believe those polls. He definitely doesn't hit me in Texas, & he said.
He added: & # 39; My polls show that I win everywhere. & # 39;
Trump also argued that the internal polls that he is said to show him do not exist, although he admitted Wednesday that his campaign is doing an internal polling station.
& # 39; Nobody showed you those polls because those polls do not exist & # 39 ;, he told Stephanpoulos about the reports that the polls bring down.
& # 39; The polls do not exist. I lose in 15 of the 17 states? Those polls do not exist. I just had a meeting with my interrogator, I honestly don't even believe in pollsters, because you want to know the truth. You just run a campaign and whatever it is, that's it. But I just met someone who's an investigator, and I win everywhere, & he said.
Stephanpoulos had two days with the president to interview him for ABC News. He traveled with Trump to Iowa and spoke with him in the presidential limousine known as The Beast and in the Oval Office.
Trump complained at the anchor that ABC was sending out a report about the internal poll numbers.
& # 39; Good morning America, & # 39; they had that false voice information. I explained it was fake, you didn't do anything about it. You should have done that, but maybe it was late in the evening and you didn't get a chance, & he said to Stephanpoulos in the Oval Office.
Stephanpoulos asked him: & # 39; But why does it bother you so much? & # 39;
& # 39; Because it is not true, & # 39; Trump replied. & # 39; I love the truth. You know, I'm actually a very honest guy. & # 39;
The president has repeatedly complained about the reports on his internal votes and insisted that he do well against the opposition.
But a new Quinnipiac poll showed that Trump was lagging behind nationally with 13 points.
A new national poll showed former vice president Joe Biden who defeated Trump
President Donald Trump has Wednesday & # 39; fake polls & # 39; blasted in the White House
According to leaked results, his own internal election showed him struggling in important battlefields in which he must repeat his stunning victory in 2016.
But after discussing a new poll of 17 battlefields, Trump instructed his assistants to deny that he was running behind Biden in the key states he needs to put together a 2020 victory, the New York Times reported earlier this week.
Public polls also have Trump trailing Biden in the Michigan and Pennsylvania battlefield – an important part of his 2016 victory – as well as Texas.
Public polls in May had Trump trailing Biden in North Carolina and tied or holding narrow leads in Florida.
And a Quinnipiac poll last week showed that Trump lagged behind Biden in Texas 48 to 44 percent. Trump held only one point ahead, 46 percent to 45 percent, over the Massachusetts Democratic Senate, Elizabeth Warren in the poll.
Trump tore into & # 39; phony polls & # 39; during an appearance at the White House, where he nonetheless acknowledged that his campaign had done internal polling, but said alleged sources that leaked results didn't exist & # 39;
& # 39; They issue false polls. No, these are polls that we have that nobody has seen. We do very few polling stations because I don't believe in polling, you go out and you fight and you really don't need polls, ”he said during a photo with the Polish president in the Oval Office.
President Trump complained about ABC & # 39; s coverage of his internal voice call
Donald Trump and Brad Parscale in June 2016
He then confirmed that the campaign had done an internal opinion poll.
& # 39; You need more ideas than polls, but we have some internal inquiries, very few, and it is incredibly strong. The strongest I have ever been is exactly today, & said Trump.
When he asked Tuesday if he told aides about polls, Trump replied: & I never do it. My poll numbers are great. The amazing thing is that I'm only hit by this fake witch hunt. & # 39;
Parscale, the man who led Trump's election efforts, made reports on internal poll numbers earlier this week in a statement.
& # 39; The image being painted is intentionally incorrect because the information only relates to part of the questions asked. Of course, the fake news media have reported it breathlessly because it fits their favorite story about President Trump, & he said.
He did, however, offer details about which subset of questions he meant.
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