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Donald Trump says 'any negative polls are fake news'

The Independent logo The Independent 6/02/2017 Tom Batchelor

'What do you think, our country's so innocent?' Mr Trump replied when told Mr Putin is a killer © Getty 'What do you think, our country's so innocent?' Mr Trump replied when told Mr Putin is a killer Donald Trump has hit out at recent polls suggesting he has one of the worst early approval ratings in US history, saying that "any negative polls are fake news".

A CNN/ORC International poll released on Friday found Mr Trump had the lowest approval rating of any new President, at 44 per cent.

Mr Trump wrote on Twitter: "Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting."

The President regularly cited polling by all the major stations during his election campaign, and once claimed to have "won" a CBS post-debate poll when no such poll had taken place.

And he has previously admitted to being selective about his faith in political surveys. In October last year he said: "When we do badly, I don't talk about the polls. When we're doing well, I talk about the polls."

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