President Donald Trump insisted "the polls that matter" showed he was actually "winning big" -- although most polls show him trailing badly.
The Real Clear Politics average showed Joe Biden up by 10.6 points, with most polls showing a double-digit lead for the Democratic challenger, while Five Thirty Eight found Biden with an 86 percent chance of winning.
Trump, after apparently watching Monday morning news coverage of the election race, cited unspecified polls that showed the opposite of all those survery.
"SO MUCH FAKE NEWS!" Trump tweeted. "The Lamestream Media has gone absolutely insane because they realize we are winning BIG in all of the polls that matter. They write or show one false story after another. They are truly sick people. VOTE!!!"
SO MUCH FAKE NEWS! The Lamestream Media has gone absolutely insane because they realize we are winning BIG in all o… https://t.co/TTherWA6nL— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1602507730.0
Other social media users were unconvinced by the president's claims.
@realDonaldTrump Link to the polls that matter?— Seth Masket (@Seth Masket)1602507961.0
@realDonaldTrump Glad to see you are hard at work this morning as normal. P.S. You are going to lose badly and we can taste your fear.— WhatIfBarackOrHillarySaidIt 🚨JOE & KAMALA WIN!🚨 (@WhatIfBarackOrHillarySaidIt 🚨JOE & KAMALA WIN!🚨)1602508424.0
@realDonaldTrump you're losing in every national poll. even rasmussen.— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis)1602507942.0
@realDonaldTrump You have gone absolutely insane… You’re projecting again https://t.co/f29VV8wTgi— ᕼᗩᒪᒪᗰOᑎITOᖇⓂ️ ᗯᗴᗩᖇ ᗩᗰᗩᔕK (@ᕼᗩᒪᒪᗰOᑎITOᖇⓂ️ ᗯᗴᗩᖇ ᗩᗰᗩᔕK)1602507807.0
@realDonaldTrump what a great idea it was to take a deteriorating old doofus and allow him to wield supreme executi… https://t.co/DeuPn7LHkk— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1602507931.0
@realDonaldTrump Can you point me to the polls that matter? I’ve only seen ones showing you losing.— Adam Kay in a manger (@Adam Kay in a manger)1602508009.0
@realDonaldTrump There're literally ZERO polls where you win. Even in your favorite poll Rasmussune you're losing b… https://t.co/WOxZ4AW3mk— Republicans for Joe Biden 🇺🇸 (@Republicans for Joe Biden 🇺🇸)1602507893.0
@realDonaldTrump Liar— Elizabeth Bingham (@Elizabeth Bingham)1602507768.0
@realDonaldTrump I believe this is what the psychologists refer to as projection.— Paul 👻 (@Paul 👻)1602507891.0
@realDonaldTrump Is that the polls that ask should the president be kicked out of office? Should the president be a… https://t.co/txsnzlfFL8— David Taylor (@David Taylor)1602508354.0