President Trump on Tuesday said he is confident in his reelection chances and support from his voters: “I think you have a silent majority.”
- Do you see yourself as the underdog in this race? Do you see yourself losing in the fall?
DONALD TRUMP: No, I don't. I think we have really good poll numbers. They're not suppression polls. They're real polls. You look at the intercoastal in Florida, you look at the lakes, you see thousands of boats with Trump signs, American signs. You've got the Trump-Pence sign all over. You look at what's going on, you look at bikers for miles and miles riding up highways proudly with their signs.
I have-- look, we won a race where it was the same thing. 2016, we had polls that were fake. They turned out to be fake. Not all. A couple of them got it right. Three of them, to be exact, three of them. One of them was unsuspecting. But they got it right. They were very proud of it.
But we had in 2016 something even more so. But we got in, and we had 306 to I guess 223, which was a tremendous margin of difference. You remember they all said he cannot get to 270. I went to Maine a number of times, where we just freed up lobster fishing and fishing because they took away 5,000 square miles from Maine. I just opened it up, and I just got rid of tariffs in China.
And we're working on European Union, which charge our fishermen tariffs. And I said, you're not going to do that. So we freed it up for Maine. But if you take a look, we went up there recently. There were crowds, thousands of people lined up going over to a factory where we were opening up for-- we're making [? swabs, ?] a beautiful big new factory making [? swabs. ?]
I think that the enthusiasm now is greater and may be far greater than it was in 2016. I think a lot of people don't want to talk about it. I think they're not going to say, hey, I'm for Trump. I'm for Trump. They don't want to go through the process. And I fully understand that, because the process is not fair. The media doesn't treat us fairly.
They never have, and perhaps they never will. But-- maybe they will when we turn this around for a second time, and it's going to happen very quickly. When we turn it around for a second time, maybe they will. I think we're doing very well in the polls. and I think you have a silent majority, the likes of which this country has never seen before.