No surprise, but when Donald Trump gets bad news – even from inside his own campaign – he just jumps over to Earth 2 and lives in his own reality.
From the New York Times:
After being briefed on a devastating 17-state poll conducted by his campaign pollster, Tony Fabrizio, Mr. Trump told aides to deny that his internal polling showed him trailing Mr. Biden in many of the states he needs to win, even though he is also trailing in public polls from key states like Texas, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
And when top-line details of the polling leaked, including numbers showing the president lagging in a cluster of critical Rust Belt states, Mr. Trump instructed aides to say publicly that other data showed him doing well.
Trump then took to Twitter to lie saying his internal polling shows “the best numbers WE have ever had.”
…..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. They reported Fake numbers that they made up & don’t even exist. WE WILL WIN AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2019
In reality, a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday showed Trump trailing six Democratic White House hopefuls nationally:
In hypothetical head-to-head matchups, former Vice President Joe Biden trumped Trump by 13 points, 53 percent to 40 percent.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) beat Trump 51 percent to Trump’s 42 percent.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) ahead of Trump 49 percent to 41 percent.
Sen. Elizabeth Warrant (D-MA) up 49 percent to Trump’s 42 percent.
Both Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Cory Booker (N-NJ) topped Trump by 5 points, 47 percent to 42 percent.