President Donald Trump refused to say whether reports of Russian bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan came up during his phone call with President Vladimir Putin Thursday. He also dismissed recent poll numbers showing him trailing Joe Biden. (July 27)
- You did talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and I wanted to ask if you did bring up the reports of Russia having bounties on our soldiers in Afganistan.
DONALD TRUMP: We don't talk about what we discussed, but we had plenty of discussion. And I think it was very productive. Please.
I think the poll numbers are very good. The poll numbers we have are very good. We're leading in North Carolina. We're leading in Pennsylvania. We're leading in Arizona. Our numbers, we're leading in Arizona. We're leading nicely in Florida.
I think our poll numbers are very good. We're leading substantially in Georgia. I mean, we get a lot of suppression polls. We get a lot of fake polls, just like we have fake news. I mean, it's a terrible thing when you look at it, but I had the same thing four years ago.
I was losing everywhere. I had poll numbers where I wasn't going to win any state, and I ended up winning every one of them. You know, the swing states, I wasn't going to win any of them, and I want all of them. And I have the same thing this year.
This year, they have it even closer. They have it closer, but it's the same suppression type polls. We have polls that show me leading in almost every swing state and substantially in other states by even more than I won in '16. When you look at Florida as an example, you have thousands of boats out of the ocean out on the intercoastal.
You look at other states, where likewise, you have thousands of boats. And they're all waving the Trump sign, Trump Pence sign, and they're so proud. Thousands and thousands, you've seen it, where you have bikers for Trump with lines that are miles long on highways going along on weekends. I think there's more spirit now than there's ever been for my campaign, and that includes 2016.