Trump knocks 'fake polls' that show him trailing Democrats' 'Motley Crew'

Trump knocks 'fake polls' that show him trailing Democrats' 'Motley Crew'
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President Trump on Monday downplayed recent polling that shows him trailing a number of Democratic hopefuls in hypothetical 2020 match-ups, calling the group of Democratic hopefuls a "Motley Crew" while saying it is "too early" to be focused on the race for the White House. 

"Only Fake Polls show us behind the Motley Crew. We are looking really good, but it is far too early to be focused on that," Trump tweeted.

Trump's latest hit at polls follows reports that his campaign fired pollsters after leaked internal polling showed him trailing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Booker takes swipe at Biden criminal justice reform plan Panel: Has Joe Biden been wrong on everything for 40 years? MORE in 11 states crucial to winning a second term.

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According to NBC, the leaked internal poll also showed Trump underperforming in reliably red states.

The Hill has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment. 

A Fox News poll released Sunday shows Trump trailing five Democratic candidates in possible 2020 head-to-head match-ups. Biden has the biggest lead against Trump, 49 percent to 39 percent. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Warren introduces bill to cancel student loan debt for millions Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission MORE (I-Vt.) leads the president 49 percent to 40 percent in the poll. 

Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Warren introduces bill to cancel student loan debt for millions Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission Biden announces plan to counteract mass incarceration MORE (D-Calif.), as well as South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Biden announces plan to counteract mass incarceration Nashville radio host blocked by employer from airing his interview with Buttigieg MORE (D), also came out ahead of Trump in head-to-head match-ups in the Fox News poll. 

A Quinnipiac poll released last week also showed Trump trailing a number of Democratic contenders, including Biden by 13 points, 53 percent to 40 percent.

There is still a long way to go before the primaries and the 2020 presidential election.

This time four years ago, Trump had just launched his campaign and entered the Republican primary as the clear underdog. He was polling well below the crowded Republican primary field before eventually surging to the party nomination and the presidency.