Trump highlights polls that showed Clinton beating him by double digits

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE mocked news reports of his campaign's internal polling on Friday with a tweet highlighting numerous polls taken in 2016 that showed him losing the presidential election to Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Hillary Clinton touts student suspended over crowded hallway photo: 'John Lewis would be proud' MORE.

In a tweet, the president declared that the "dishonest media" was attempting to "keep us from accomplishing our objectives on behalf of our GREAT AMERICAN PEOPLE!"

A video accompanying the tweet included clips from multiple news networks showing various polls from various outlets that showed Trump trailing Clinton throughout the 2016 presidential election, even by double digits in some cases.

The post closely followed a report from ABC News reportedly detailing the Trump campaign's internal polling, which suggested that he trails former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE among voters in several key battleground states.


Trump tweeted the video an hour after ABC News reported the results of an internal poll reportedly conducted by the Trump campaign in March, which found the president trailing Biden by double digits in both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, two states that were key to his 2016 defeat of Clinton.

The poll results obtained by ABC did not include match-ups between other top contenders for the Democratic Party's nomination, for which Biden is generally considered to be the current front-runner, and were taken before Biden announced his entry into the Democratic primary race.

Brad ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE, head of Trump's 2020 reelection bid, claimed that more recent polling conducted by the campaign had seen swings in favor of the president in a statement to ABC following the news.

“These leaked numbers are ancient, in campaign terms, from months-old polling that began in March before two major events had occurred: the release of the summary of the Mueller report exonerating the President, and the beginning of the Democrat candidates defining themselves with their far-left policy message,” Parscale said.

“Since then, we have seen huge swings in the President’s favor across the 17 states we have polled, based on the policies now espoused by the Democrats. For example, the plan to provide free health care to illegal immigrants results in an 18-point swing toward President Trump," he added.