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Donald Trump is preparing for tonight’s big Republican debate in his usual manner: going on Twitter to trash talk the host news organization and rail against reality.

The Donald posted this message Wednesday morning:

Trump’s major complaint, it seems, is that news networks are talking about all those polls showing him way behind Ben Carson in the key early voting state of Iowa — polls which Trump has said he doesn’t believe — as well as the one recent CBS/New York Times poll that even showed him falling behind Carson nationally. Indeed, this has so thrown Trump off his game that he’s taken to using a (perfectly cromulent) word like “fictious.”

However, it seems he’s starting to calm down enough to correct his diction. Let’s see if he can keep it up tonight.

Photo: The podiums for (L to R) Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Ben Carson are lined up in the center of the stage for tomorrow’s Republican presidential candidate debate in Boulder, Colorado October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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