President Donald Trump dismissed reports Wednesday that his internal re-election campaign polls show him trailing Democratic front-runner Joe Biden as well as other candidates in the 2020 presidential race.
Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office during a meeting with the president of Poland, Trump called the polls "ridiculous" and said they were "fake."
The president insisted he is "winning in every single state" that his campaign has polled.
Trump said his campaign has done "very little" internal polling because he is "not a huge believer in polling." But we adds that the polling it has done is "unbelievably strong."
"The strongest I've ever been is exactly today," he said.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows Trump trailing Biden nationally 53 to 40 percent. The president also falls behind five other Democratic 2020 candidates: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.
1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"(Reporter questio: Are you concerned about your internal polling as it relates to Joe Biden?)
No because we have great internal polling. They were fake polls that were released by somebody that is, it's ridiculous. No, we are winning in every single state that we've polled. We're winning in Texas very big, we're winning in Ohio very big, we're winning in Florida very big. There were fake polls that were either put out by the corrupt media because much of the media in this country unfortunately is corrupt. I have to tell you that Mr. President. And some of it is excellent but some is very bad. Those are fake numbers but you know when you're going to see that you're going to see that on Election Day. On Election Day, you're going to see. It was the same thing, I had the same thing for, I had the same thing for a long period of time in 2016. I was getting these terrible poll numbers and I didn't see it because I'd have tremendous crowds and my opponent would have almost nobody. And I said I think we're going to win the state of Michigan we did. I think we're going to win the state of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and we won them all. And now I have the same stuff. They're giving out phony polls. No, these are polls that we have that nobody saw. We do very little polling because I'm not a huge believer in polling. I think you go out there and you fight and you don't really need polls. You have to, you need ideas more than polls. But we have some internal polling, very little and it's unbelievably strong. The strongest I've ever been is exactly today.
(Reporter: Some of your advisers say there is concern. Is that inaccurate?)
No they're not advisers, it's fake news. You don't understand what I'm saying. Those advisers don't exist. They don't exist. It's made up by the newspapers. It's fake news."
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