Trump Rips ‘Terrible’ Fox News For Airing Poll Showing Him Losing To Biden And Sanders By Double Digits
Donald Trump railed against Fox News on Friday after the right-wing network aired a national survey showing Trump would lose to former Vice President Joe Biden by 10 percentage points and to Sen. Bernie Sanders by 6 points.
Trump complained that Fox News’ pollsters aren’t favorable enough to him after claiming the conservative organization had been “Proud Warriors” for him in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
“@FoxNews is at it again. So different from what they used to be during the 2016 Primaries, & before – Proud Warriors! Now new Fox Polls, which have always been terrible to me (they had me losing BIG to Crooked Hillary), have me down to Sleepy Joe,” he tweeted.
The poll he appears to be referencing shows the president losing a handful of hypothetical matchups against 2020 Democratic front-runners.
Trump argued that despite a number of setbacks for has administration like the Mueller investigation, which he ripped as “a three year vicious Witch Hunt, perpetrated by the Lamestream Media in Collusion with Crooked and the Democrat Party,” there is “NO WAY” that he could “be losing to the Sleepy One” because of the strength of the economy under his watch.
….the fact that I have gone through a three year vicious Witch Hunt, perpetrated by the Lamestream Media in Collusion with Crooked and the Democrat Party, there can be NO WAY, with the greatest Economy in U.S. history, that I can be losing to the Sleepy One. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
The Biden team ribbed Trump over his tweets, knocking his on-again, off-again relationship with polling. “We know you love the polls,” his campaign tweeted Friday. “We’re glad you saw the latest from Fox: Biden 49%, Trump 39. You’re losing by ten. Have a nice day.”
Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, added, “You seem nervous.”
Trump had praised a separate poll by the network just a day before, highlighting its finding that voter ratings on the economy were the best in decades.
Trump’s Friday rant is the latest attack on a network that has constantly boosted the president and his administration. But despite his complaints, he continues to appear on the network, phoning into Sean Hannity’s show Thursday night for a freewheeling 25-minute conversation.