Trump Denies He’s The Underdog In Election After Unhinged Speech Ripping Into Biden

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump spoke on several topics including Democratic preside... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump spoke on several topics including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the stock market and relations with China as the coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S., with nearly 3.4 million confirmed cases. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
|
July 14, 2020 7:16 p.m.

President Trump’s press conference in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday afternoon quickly devolved into a long and meandering campaign-style speech attacking Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

After announcing that the U.S. is slapping sanctions against China for its new national security law interfering with Hong Kong’s autonomy, Trump spent most of the press conference attacking the former vice president on a wide range of topics, which included baselessly accusing Biden of wanting to defund the military to sarcastically asking, “Where is Hunter Biden?”

Shortly after claiming that “there’s never been a time where the candidates were so different,” Trump was pressed on whether he sees himself as the underdog in the presidential race.

“No I don’t,” Trump said, before railing against polls that show him losing to Biden. “I think we have really good poll numbers — they are not suppression polls, they are real polls.”

The President then pointed to “the intercoastal in Florida” and “the lakes” where there are “thousands of boats with Trump signs and American signs.”

“You’ve got the Trump/Pence signs all over, you look at what’s going on,” Trump said. “You look at bikers for miles and miles riding up highways proudly with their signs.”

Trump quickly pivoted back to criticizing polls showing him losing to Biden by claiming that they’re “fake.”

“Look, we won a race where it was the same thing, 2016. We had polls that were fake,” Trump said. “They turned out to be fake. Not all — a couple of them got it right. Three of them to be exact. One of them was unsuspecting but they got it right, they were very proud of it.”

Watch Trump’s remarks below:

Support The TPM Journalism Fund
  • Contributions allow us to hire more journalists
  • Contributions allow us to provide free memberships to those who cannot afford them
  • Contributions support independent, non-corporate journalism
Comments
advertisement
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer:
SPECIAL DEAL FOR PAST TPM MEMBERS
40% OFF AN ANNUAL PRIME MEMBERSHIP
REJOIN FOR JUST $30