Trump lashes out over reports internal polling shows him trailing Biden

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE on Wednesday blasted "fake news" and "fake polling" following reports that internal polling showed him trailing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Can Biden's canceled cancer initiative be salvaged? Biden's health care gaffe shows he's not ready for prime time MORE in a hypothetical 2020 matchup.

The president claimed that reports that polling within his campaign showed him trailing are untrue and said he has “the best numbers WE have ever had.”

ADVERTISEMENT

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday afternoon showed Trump trailing six prospective Democratic presidential candidates nationally by healthy margins.

"The Fake News has never been more dishonest than it is today. Thank goodness we can fight back on Social Media. There new weapon of choice is Fake Polling, sometimes referred to as Suppression Polls (they suppress the numbers)," Trump tweeted.

"The Fake (Corrupt) News Media said they had a leak into polling done by my campaign which, by the way and despite the phony and never ending Witch Hunt, are the best numbers WE have ever had," he added. "They reported Fake numbers that they made up & don’t even exist. WE WILL WIN AGAIN!" 

 

The president offered a similar criticism on Tuesday when asked about a New York Times report that he instructed his aides to deny internal polling that shows him trailing Biden in key states.

“My poll numbers are great,” he said, describing surveys that have him performing poorly in toss-up states as "fake polls."

Trump often refers to polls during the 2016 campaign that showed him trailing Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump rally: 'The time has come again' to fight for democracy Trump blasts minority Democrats, rally crowd chants 'send her back' The Memo: Democrats debate Trump response – 'Being righteous and losing sucks' MORE when speaking to supporters at rallies in 2019.

The president on Tuesday morning touted that his official kickoff rally next week in Orlando, Fla., for his 2020 reelection bid had already received tens of thousands of ticket requests beyond the venue's capacity.