'We can taste your fear': Trump brutally mocked for insisting 'polls that matter' show him 'winning big'
Donald Trump (AFP)

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!!!"

Other social media users were unconvinced by the president's claims.