Donald Trump told Florida supporters not to believe the "dark polls' or phony polls being put out by the phony media like the Wall Street Journal and said, "We're winning this race."
Donald continued to promote "the rigged system" conspiracy theory that's against him and has now pivoted to including the polls that have him losing.
And it's not just a bad sampling of registered voters, but a calculated effort by media like the WSJ to depress his voters from turning out.
Trump whined that a NBC/WSJ poll in February made him go back and campaign there because he thought he was losing.
He said, "Wall Street Journal, always. I thought I was going to lose South Carolina in the primaries. They came out with a poll that was so bad and i actually skipped a certain amount of work in other locations in order to stay there and i end up winning in a landslide."
The WSJ poll in question had Ted Cruz gaining on Trump, but he still had a sizeable lead.
In South Carolina, Mr. Trump is the top pick of 28% of likely Republican primary voters, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll. But that is down eight percentage points from a January survey, and his 16-point lead in the earlier poll has narrowed to five points over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s 23%. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was third, at 15%, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush followed close behind in fourth place, at 13%.
Trump won with 32.5 % of the vote, which isn't a landslide. That poll would not be perceived, even remotely as rigged.
Trump continued, "They call them dark polls. They are phony polls put out by phony media and I will tell you what. All of us are affected by this stuff and what they do is they try and suppress the vote, this way, people don't go out and vote, but we're winning this race. I really believe we're winning..."
The WSJ has never been considered a phony news organization even after Murdoch bought them. Sure, their editorial pages are horrific, but they skew hard right wing.
For Trump to attack the WSJ shows how desperate the campaign is to promote a narrative that's symptomatic of a candidacy based on Alex Jones conspiracy theories and nonsense.
After this segment the RNC's Sean Spicer tried to make heads or tails of Trump's words.