After a series of polls showed Donald Trump trailing Democrat Joe Biden in many of the crucial battleground states, the President was asked how he felt about being the "underdog" at a White House press conference.
The President replied that the didn't think of himself as an underdog.
And why not? Boat parades!
"You look at the, uh, intercoastal in Florida, you look at the lakes, you see thousands of boats with Trump signs and American signs, you've got the Trump/Pence sign all over."
Faced with disastrous polls Trump cites Florida boat parade as sign of growing strength and coming victory. https://t.co/rDZBPbCUCH— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1594767282.0
To be fair, it was a truly large boat parade!
THOUSANDS gathered in South Carolina for a boat parade in support of President Trump this weekend. Americans trave… https://t.co/IdfesH1v7D— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022)1594166379.0
That having been said, boat parades aren't typically viewed as an accurate predictor of future success.
But Trump is down in the polls by 90000 points... https://t.co/WSvpEjA1Vt— Tim Young (@Tim Young)1594588814.0
More for the file of content being created to make Trump feel better/unique. Boat parades not quite a metric of cam… https://t.co/77vK0CElLQ— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1594218555.0
“boat parade” 😂😂😂🤦🏽♀️ This is the saddest Stuart Smalley pep talk ever https://t.co/8wYKOeT8Hw— Asha Rangappa (@Asha Rangappa)1594222209.0
Could Joe Biden be in trouble because he hasn't had any boat parades?
BUT are there pro-Biden boat parades in the Florida Intracoastal? Checkmate libs! https://t.co/p3karmV1JY— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1594843949.0
The only polls that count are boat parades— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer)1594765400.0
I, for one, am not going to feel good about the election until I see a pro-Biden boat parade.— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer)1594845307.0
Many pro-Biden Democrats did what they could to send their support out onto the water.
maybe he will announce his VP with a boat parade. https://t.co/mmxltEgRux— alyssa mastromonaco (@alyssa mastromonaco)1594863551.0
@danpfeiffer You *know* at least one donor has called and expressed nervousness about the lack of Biden boat parades.— Max Steele (@Max Steele)1594845355.0
No one could have possibly guessed boat parades would be playing such a large role in the 2020 election!
@danpfeiffer I’m pro-Biden! Does this count? https://t.co/QQFRhMsDA3— Robin Ross (@Robin Ross)1594848824.0
Remember everyone—if you want to show support for your preferred candidate, it's time to get nautical!