President Trump said Thursday that he’s an “election denier” and that “more than 50% of this country” is too.
Trump made the comments during a media roundtable to discuss his upcoming book, Letters to Trump.
“I’m an election denier, & so are, substantially, I would say substantially more than 50% of this country. And I think it’s a much higher number than that. You get a lot of election deniers in this country, & they’re not happy about what happened,” Trump explained.
He said that early GOP primary polls gave him confidence that he’ll secure the Republican nomination for president in 2024.
Trump suggested that anger over the 2020 fraudulent election is fueling that.
"I'm an election denier, & so are, substantially, I would say substantially more than 50% of this country. And I think it's a much higher number than that. You get a lot of election deniers in this country, & they're not happy about what happened.”
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The Washington Examiner reported:
“On the political front, you see the polls are really crushing it. We’re doing great in the polls. We’ve just got one from New Hampshire where we’re like 40-something points up on anybody. Overall, we’re way, way up. And a lot of it has taken place over the last two or three weeks,” said Trump.
That poll, from Emerson College Polling, showed Trump with a 41-point lead in the primary and was the latest to suggest that DeSantis may have stalled.
In the discussion, the former president also cited sustained anger from his supporters over the election results in 2020, which he and his MAGA fans have questioned and worse.
Trump bluntly said, “I’m a denier.”
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) told NBC News earlier this month that DeSantis would defeat Trump in the GOP primary for his state if the election were today.
From NBC News:
In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” Sununu, a Republican who has said he is thinking about his own White House bid, said that Trump is “in the race” but that “he’s not going to be the nominee; that’s just not going to happen.”
“There’s very few people that are on the fence, whether they’re with him or not with him or whatever it might be. So I think he just has his lane and then there’s everyone else, which is I think a vast majority of the party that’s looking for an alternative,” Sununu said.
“Thank you for your service. We’re moving on. I just don’t believe the Republican Party is going to say that the best leadership for America tomorrow is yesterday’s leadership,” he added.
Sununu said in January that he didn’t think Trump could win against President Joe Biden in 2024. in that interview, he also said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ style, which he depicted as authoritarian, wouldn’t mesh well with his state.
Sununu, however, predicted on “Meet the Press” that DeSantis, who has not yet launched a presidential bid, would win in New Hampshire if the election were to happen today. “There’s no doubt about that in my mind,” he said.
However, New Hampshire GOP primary polls show that Sununu is egregiously incorrect.
The Washington Examiner explained:
Former President Donald Trump, whose hold on early primary and caucus states has been questioned in some polls, holds a massive 41-point lead in a fresh New Hampshire primary survey and has tightened the gap in a head-to-head fight with President Joe Biden.
In a new survey from Emerson College, based in neighboring Massachusetts, Trump leads the GOP field with 58%. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds second with just 17%, and Gov. Chris Sununu is third with 7%.
Over the weekend, Sununu predicted that Trump would lose the Granite State primary, still slated as the first for the Republicans next year. He also said Trump would lose the presidential race.
But Emerson College Polling Executive Director Spencer Kimball said, “Gov. Sununu is unable to surpass 10% among any demographic groups.”
President Trump also dominated the CPAC GOP straw poll by winning with 62% of the vote.
CPAC GOP Primary Straw Poll Results For President & VP Are In!
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