Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, just had a heated exchange with the president's favorite New York Times reporter, Maggie Haberman.
The beef regarded Trump's poll numbers. Trump is the least-popular president of all time, but his allies have pushed hard against these numbers, cherry-picking polls and putting on a brave face.
In reply to Haberman tweeting about trump's poor polling, Parscale responded that Trump's numbers are "higher than they have been in 12+ months" and that Democrats are now supporting him.
In my data his numbers are higher than they have been in 12+ months. The republican base is solid. We have doubled… https://t.co/v528cmCla1— Brad Parscale (@Brad Parscale)1524944010.0
He then attacked her sourcing.
Welcome. Ask your so-called sources, I know who, who they thought was going to win in 16. Both your sources were pl… https://t.co/sE2OsryFuQ— Brad Parscale (@Brad Parscale)1524945274.0
Haberman then responded that Parscale did not understand her sourcing—but that she appreciated him confirming that he had told Trump his numbers were higher than ever.
I say this with respect, sir - you have no idea who we are talking to. https://t.co/LP8tySJn0b— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1524944184.0
I appreciate the confirmation that you’ve told him his numbers are the best they’ve ever been. https://t.co/isKF6IP3Po— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1524944411.0
What you were responding to was a tweet where I said you don't know who we're talking to. You said, "Oh I know" as… https://t.co/yCv4J4A4WJ— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1524945570.0
They both then told each other to have a good day.
Have a good day ma’am. https://t.co/7nnVrtIopM— Brad Parscale (@Brad Parscale)1524945654.0
You previously acknowledged you don’t know who we are talking to, so this tweet is hard to scan. But if you think w… https://t.co/NZtSJy08Hf— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1524945362.0