Trump forced to deny that he threatened to sue his campaign manager over his low poll numbers

Donald Trump allegedly had a little tantrum last week – but he doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

Multiple news outlets, including the New York Times and CNN have reported that Trump was involved in an angry exchange with campaign manager Brad Parscale last Friday.

The source of his apparent fury?

Low polling numbers.

Three sources told CNN that the president shouted at Parscale through his phone, blaming him for sliding poll numbers in recent weeks.

The NYT also alleged that Trump insisted it was polling data that was wrong, at one point threatening to sue Parscale for the situation, although they do not describe the threat as “serious”.

"I love you, too,” Parscale was reported to have replied.

A day earlier Trump had suggested injecting disinfectant to combat coronavirus and apparently still smarting from the deluge of criticism he received as a result.

When Trump got wind of the interaction being written up, he took to Twitter to angrily refute it ever took place, in a bizarre late night rant.

Next in the firing line was Brian Williams of MSNBC, who he blasted as “Lyin Brian Williams”, in reference to Williams’ false claims of experiences during the Iraq War.

And finally, Trump turned his attention back to CNN, calling anchor Don Lemon the “dumbest man on television” while ripping into another MSNBC host, Joe Scarborough.

Today Trump further brushed off polls appearing to suggest rival Joe Biden was leading the race to the White House, calling them “fake” and “worse” than 2016.

A rattled man...

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