Donald Trump is not an honest man. The Washington Post has documented his lies and the latest numbers have him up to almost 11,000 lies since January 2017.
Now that the 2020 presidential race is underway, it should come as no surprise that Trump isn’t handling his Democratic competition well.
The New York Times is reporting that after Trump was briefed on some calamitous internal polls, he told aides to lie about them.
From the NY 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.”
Mr. Trump seems fearful:
“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.”
NYT reports that unfavorable polling caused Trump to be distracted:
“In a recent overarching state-of-the-race briefing in Florida with Brad Parscale, his campaign manager, Mr. Trump was consistently distracted and wanted to discuss other things, according to people familiar with the meeting. When it came to the campaign, his main focus was on his own approval numbers.”