Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates

President TrumpDonald TrumpUS, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE on Monday sought to cast doubt on a spate of recent polls that show him trailing Democratic White House hopefuls.

The president decried what he called "Fake Polls," likening them to surveys during the 2016 presidential race that showed then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGraham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Hillicon Valley: China implicated in Microsoft breach | White House adds Big Tech critic | QAnon unfazed after false prediction Jill Biden redefines role of first lady MORE leading Trump.

He also accused various news outlets of intentionally getting the projections wrong.

"They will never learn!" he tweeted.


A variety of surveys released in the last five weeks all showed the president losing to a handful of Democratic contenders in hypothetical 2020 match-ups.

An NBC News–Wall Street Journal poll, released Sunday, showed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Fauci predicts high schoolers will receive coronavirus vaccinations this fall Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE leading Trump by 9 points among registered voters, 51 to 42 percent.

The poll also found Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Progressives' majority delusions politically costly Sinema pushes back on criticism of her vote against minimum wage MORE (I-Vt.) with a 7-point lead over the president, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate rejects Sanders minimum wage hike Philly city council calls on Biden to 'cancel all student loan debt' in first 100 days Hillicon Valley: High alert as new QAnon date approaches Thursday | Biden signals another reversal from Trump with national security guidance | Parler files a new case MORE (D-Mass.) ahead of Trump by 5 points and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisWhite House says Biden would prefer to not end filibuster Biden takes victory lap after Senate passes coronavirus relief package It will be Vice (or) President Harris against Gov. DeSantis in 2024 — bet on it MORE (D-Calif.) with a 1-point advantage.

A Fox News poll released last month showed Biden with a 10-point lead, Sanders with a 9-point lead, Warren with a 2-point lead and Harris and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Senate begins marathon vote-a-rama before .9T COVID-19 relief passage The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Virus relief bill headed for weekend vote Biden turns focus to next priority with infrastructure talks MORE with 1-point leads.

And a Washington Post-ABC News poll released in early June showed similar results, with Biden ahead by 10 points and Harris and Sanders edging Trump by narrow margins. That poll also found Trump leads a generic “Democratic candidate who you regard as a socialist” by 6 points, 49 to 43 percent.

Trump regularly complains that polls showing him trailing his opponents are inaccurate. He said during last year's midterm campaign that he only believes in polls "that have us up."