President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager slammed the “selectively leaked information” being reported on the campaign’s internal data.
Brad Parscale disputed the “intentionally false” narrative being portrayed by the “fake news media” about internal polling which purports to shows Trump trailing 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
“Trump scrambles to reverse Rust Belt slide,” a Politico headline read on Monday for an article claiming the Trump campaign found, after conducting polls in 17 states, that he is trailing the former vice president and is “in trouble heading into 2020.”
But Parscale fired back in a statement on Tuesday, calling out the #FakeNewsMedia and contending that polling shows that Trump is doing great.
“They continue to lie with polling to fit their narrative,” Parscale tweeted. “The fact is @realDonaldTrump is doing better now, than ever before, in our polling.”
My statement on the the #FakeNewsMedia producing stories about internal polling in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. They continue to lie with polling to fit their narrative. The fact is @realDonaldTrump is doing better now, than ever before, in our polling. pic.twitter.com/179qS29aW1
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) May 21, 2019
“The truth is, the picture being painted is intentionally false, because the information only pertains to a subset of questions asked,” he wrote. “Naturally, the fake news media has reported it breathlessly because it fits their preferred narrative about President Trump.”
Parscale also slammed the media for its focus on “head-to-head matchups” in polls conducted more than a year before the election.
“The media’s general fixation on reporting head-to-head matchups polled 18 months before an election is pointless, because the results are so speculative as to be almost meaningless,” he argued. “Not one of the Democrats in the field has been through what will be a brutal primary, and they have not yet engaged in a general election with President Trump.”
The polling numbers “will show a different story” once those things happen, Parscale wrote.
He noted that the campaign’s polling date indicates that Trump is actually “in a better position today than he was in 2016, when tested against any defined opponent,” and predicted he would win the contested states again in 2020.
Trump traveled to Pennsylvania on Monday where he told a rally crowd that Biden “left you” for another state, referring to the Democrat representing Delaware in Congress for seven terms even though he was born in Scranton, Pa.
“Together we are the proud people of Pennsylvania, great state, a beautiful state, a tough state, the people are tough and they’re strong and they’re smart. I know them well. I know them well. And don’t forget Biden deserted you,” Trump said at the rally in Montoursville, Pa.
“He’s not from Pennsylvania,” he added. “I guess he was born here but left you, folks. He left you for another state. Remember that, please. I meant to say that. This guy talks about, ‘I know Scranton.’ Well, I know this place better.”
President Trump: “Don’t forget, Biden deserted you, he’s not from Pennsylvania. I guess he was born here but he left you, folks. He left you for another state. Remember that, please.” pic.twitter.com/XH9MwIsqQy
— The Hill (@thehill) May 21, 2019
“He left you for another state and he didn’t take care of you because he didn’t take care of your jobs,” the president said. “He let other countries come in and rip off America. That doesn’t happen anymore.”
Biden slammed Trump for his remarks in a fundraising letter to his supporters on Tuesday, saying that it is “proof” that the president “doesn’t understand the struggles working folks go through.”
“My family did have to leave Pennsylvania when I was 10,” the Democrat wrote, according to the New York Post. “We moved to Delaware where my dad found a job that could provide for our family.”
Tim Murtaugh, the Trump Campaign’s director of communications, told The Daily Caller last week that they don’t consider Biden a real threat to Trump’s blue-collar base.
“A lot of the people in the media have said, ‘Well, look at Biden, Biden’s the great moderate hope.’ But Biden himself has acknowledged a number of times he’s not even trying to be a centrist,” Murtaugh said. “You cannot run as a centrist in 2019 as a Democrat and be successful.”
And Parscale contended in his statement on Tuesday that Trump’s numbers will “only get stronger” as voters learn more about the socialist policies being offered by 2020 Democrats.
“President Trump will win Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin as part of an electoral landslide,” he predicted.
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