President Donald Trump has criticized a new Fox News survey as a “fake poll” after it showed him trailing Joe Biden, saying the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is “not competent to be president.”
During an interview on “Fox News Sunday” aired on July 19, anchor Chris Wallace presented President Trump the poll results which showed Biden leads him nationally by eight points, 49% to 41%. The anchor said though the United States still has more than 100 days to the November election, at this point the incumbent president is losing against Biden as indicated in a number of recent polls.
However, the president rejected the poll, criticizing it as “among the worst.”
“First of all, I’m not losing, because those are fake polls,” he insisted. “They were fake in 2016 and now they’re even more fake.”
President Trump suggested that the surveys were skewed as pollsters interviewed only 22% Republican voters.
The president also said that he and his campaign have their own polls that show him leading the 2020 presidential race.
“I have other polls that put me leading, and we have polls where I’m leading. I have a poll where we’re leading in every swing state,” he said.
“Whoever does your Fox polls, they’re among the worst. They got it all wrong in 2016. They’ve been wrong on every poll I’ve ever seen,” President Trump continued.
President Trump added that he has always led on the economy against Biden, who he mocked “can’t put two sentences together” and had to read a teleprompter when questions were given to him.
When asked if he thinks Biden is senile, President Trump said, “I don’t want to say that. I’d say he’s not competent to be president. To be president, you have to be sharp and tough and so many other things. He doesn’t even come out of his basement.”
The president went on to say that he thought the former vice president was “mentally shot.”
“You know why I won’t lose, because the country, in the end, they’re not going to have a man who—who’s shot. He’s shot, he’s mentally shot,” President Trump said.
Asked about the possibility of losing in November, President Trump replied, “I’m not a good loser, I don’t like to lose, I don’t lose too often.”