White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday predicted that President Trump will defeat Joe Biden in a “landslide.” McEnany told Fox News that the Trump campaign “believes that tonight will be a landslide” and that the president has a “lock” on the swing states of Florida and Ohio.
A RealClearPolitics average of the polls shows Biden with a slight lead in Florida and Trump ahead in Ohio. McEnany also blasted Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon for saying the former vice president would not accept Trump declaring himself the winner on election night.
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“Just because Donald Trump says something on election night or suggests he might be winning, that is not going to be based in fact,” she said in an interview Monday. “Under no scenario will Donald Trump be declared the victor on election night.”
McEnany, reacting to the comment, referred to Hillary Clinton’s advice to Biden in August that if the race is close on election night, he should “not concede under any circumstances.”
“We believe this will be a landslide and for the Biden campaign to come out and double down on Hillary Clinton’s egregious statement that no circumstance should you concede just tells you all you need to know,” McEnany said, adding that Trump will also carry Minnesota and Nevada, where polls currently show him trailing Biden.
She added that Trump will win Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, battleground states he carried in 2016.
The president, appearing earlier Tuesday on “Fox & Friends,” said he believes he has a “solid chance of winning” and said he would exceed the total Electoral College votes he won four years ago.
“I ended up with 306. That was good numbers. 223 to 306 and that was — that was a big number,” Trump said. “And I think we will top it. I’ll leave it at that. I think we’ll top it. I think we’ll get better. People appreciate the job that we’ve done.”
The president also said he wouldn’t declare himself a winner unless “there is victory.”
Sources: NY Post; Image: Washington Post