In an exclusive interview with Reuters on April 29, U.S. President Donald Trump said he does not believe opinion polls that show his likely Democratic presidential opponent, Joe Biden, leading in the 2020 race for the White House. During an interview in the Oval Office, the Republican president said he did not expect the election to be a referendum on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and added he was surprised that Biden was doing well. Trump also told Reuters that he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can to make him lose his re-election bid in November and that he was looking at different options in terms of consequences for Beijing over its handling of the virus.
Reuters Exclusive Interview: Trump brushes off polls showing Biden lead, says China wants him to lose his re-election bid
29 April 2020, 12:00 am. 1 minute
Topics of Interest: Politics
Type: Reuters Best
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop