President Donald Trump summoned top political advisers for a White House meeting on Thursday as his political standing erodes in key battleground states.

  • The report of the meeting came from Bloomberg via “people familiar with the matter”.
  • Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, who is the de facto leader of his re-election effort, participated in the meeting.
  • Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows and Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel were also in the meeting.
  • One of the people said it was expected to be a tense meeting, describing internal polls that show Trump performing poorly in politically competitive states across the country.
  • A Fox News poll released Wednesday showed Trump’s presumptive opponent in November, former Vice President Joe Biden, leading the president by 8 points nationally, 48 to 40.
  • Biden holds leads in three states Trump won in 2016, according to the poll: Wisconsin, Ohio and Arizona.