Trump, Parscale Deny Reports That President Yelled at Him

April 30, 2020 Updated: April 30, 2020

President Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, on Thursday denied media reports that Trump shouted at him over the phone about polling data.

“Attn #FakeNews media: @realDonaldTrump didn’t yell at me,” Parscale wrote on Twitter. “There’s absolutely no daylight between us. We have a great relationship that spans almost 10 yrs.”

Parscale continued, “Curious how multiple outlets had the same false story from bitter anonymous sources whose clear goal is to hurt POTUS.”

CNN, The Associated Press, and the New York Times similarly reported that Trump yelled at Parscale during a meeting earlier this month after it showed his support was dwindling in key battleground states during his response to the pandemic. CNN reported that Trump shouted at Parscale and threatened to sue him.

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President Donald Trump, flanked by officials and business leaders, announces a national emergency with regard to the coronavirus in the White House Rose Garden in Washington on March 13, 2020. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

At around midnight on Thursday morning, Trump wrote that the reports are “fake news.”

“CNN is falsely reporting that I was recently shouting at my campaign manager over made up nonsense,” the president contended. “Actually, he is doing a great job, I never shouted at him (been with me for years, including the 2016 win), & have no intention to do so. Just FAKE NEWS!”

Some polls have shown that former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive nominee for Democrats, has an edge over Trump nationwide.

But Trump told Reuters this week that he “[doesn’t] believe polls.”

“I believe the people of this country are smart. And I don’t think that they will put a man in who’s incompetent,” he said.

“And I don’t mean incompetent because of a condition that he’s got now. I mean he’s incompetent for 30 years. Everything he ever did was bad. His foreign policy was a disaster,” he added.

Trump also told Reuters that he doesn’t think the election is a test on how he responded to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, a novel coronavirus that has left more than 60,000 people in the United States dead.

“No, I don’t think so. I think it’s a referendum on a lot of things,” the president said. “I think it’s going to be a referendum on all the things we’ve done and certainly this will be a part of it, but we’ve done a great job.”

Trump, meanwhile, told the news agency that “of course” he would debate Biden in the fall.