As Trump’s poll numbers continue to fall, the Republican presidential nominee and campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, claim that the “disgusting “ media’s biased reporting is to blame for the falling poll numbers in a several tweets and a recent interview.
“If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn’t put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20%,” Trump tweeted.
A poll that was released Saturday has Clinton beating Trump by large margins in several battleground states. Trump continues to chase away potential voters with his constant gaffes, including one that implies that gun rights activists should do something if Clinton wins and tries to put in Supreme Court justices who support gun control.
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said at a rally. “Although the Second Amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”
Trump claims that his comment was about getting gun rights supporters to rally together, but his comments provoked the Secret Service to have “more than one” conversation with Trump and his campaign. Manafort told ABC’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that the media is purposely misinterpreting Trump’s comments.
“Most people did not interpret it that way,” Manafort said. “It was not at all meant to be a threat. But the again is you could have covered what he was saying, or you could try and take an aside and take the Clinton narrative and play it out. You chose to do that instead.”
Manafort pointed out that there was “plenty of news to cover this week” but the media latched on to Trump’s comment and “played it out for two days. I mean, that’s what we’re talking about.”
Trump tweeted on Sunday, “My rallies are not covered properly by the media. They never discuss the real message and never show crowd size or enthusiasm.”