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Trump slams Iowa paper ahead of key poll

Trump told supporters: “I only like polls that treat me well.”

By Ann Marie Awad
Trump slams Iowa paper ahead of key poll
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump bashed the Des Moines Register, targeting its chief political reporter Jennifer Jacobs. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photo

DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- As the Des Moines Register prepares to release its key poll in the Iowa primary, Donald Trump slammed the paper calling it "dishonest."

The paper previously found itself on Trump's bad side after it published an editorial in July calling for the real estate mogul to end his presidential campaign. He responded by refusing press credentials to Register reporters at his events.

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Trump knocked the paper at an event Friday in Des Moines: "You have one of the most dishonest right here in your backyard. The Des Moines Register is the worst. They're very dishonest."

Trump targeted the Register's chief political reporter Jennifer Jacobs, calling her "the worst," and telling supporters: "She will write such misrepresentation. I don't care. Who cares?"   The Register, in conjunction with Bloomberg, is set to release its Iowa poll Saturday. The paper's November poll had Trump leading the GOP field with 24 percent, followed closely by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

Trump bragged about his lead in several polls, stopping for a moment to tear into a Monmouth University poll released earlier this week that found Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, leading the GOP field.

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"I've never even heard Monmouth. What the hell is Monmouth?" Trump told the crowd. "I only like polls that treat me well."

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