00:15 GMT15 August 2020
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    Last week, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute accused the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee of exploiting Reagan’s name when dealing with fundraising.

    In a tweet on Sunday, President Donald Trump slammed the Reagan Foundation over its criticism of POTUS’ election campaign using Reagan’s image in fundraising.

    The US president also shared a post recalling that Reagan Foundation Chairman Frederick Ryan Jr. is the publisher and the chief executive officer of The Washington Post, which was the first to release the Trump campaign-related report earlier that day.

    “So the Washington Post is running the Reagan Foundation, and RINO [Republican in name only] Paul Ryan is on the Board of Fox, which has been terrible. We will win anyway, even with the phony FoxNews suppression polls (which have been seriously wrong for 5 years)!” Trump tweeted.

    Some netizens were quick to echo POTUS' remarks, claiming that Trump will prevail in the 3 November elections and that the US president “has demonstrated he gets things done”.

    Others, however, noted that “The Washington Post is not running the Reagan Foundation”, also accusing Trump of failing to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent George Floyd protests-turned-riots in Portland, Chicago, Louisville, and other US cities.

    The Reagan Foundation’s request came shortly after a fundraising appeal by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, which offered two commemorative coins to those supporters who donate more than $45. One coin was engraved with former US President Ronald Reagan’s image and the other - with that of Donald Trump.

    The developments followed a registered voter survey by Fox News revealing last week that presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is leading Trump in Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania, as well as in Texas, the US’ second most populous state after California.

    POTUS has repeatedly slammed Fox News polls showing him lagging behind Biden in the presidential race, rejecting the surveys as “fake”.


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