During an Election Day interview on “Fox & Friends,” President Donald Trump predicted that he will beat Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden – foreseeing a greater 2020 victory than in 2016 over Hillary Clinton.
Trump told co-host Steve Doocy that his number last time was 306.
“I ended up with 306,” Trump said Tuesday morning. “That was a good number. 223-306, and that was a big number, and I think we will top it. I’ll leave it at that. I think we’ll get better,” he then added.
Fox News explained that Trump received 304 Electoral College votes in 2016 after two Republican electors cast protest votes.
Trump sagt voraus, dass er Joe Biden mit größerem Vorsprung schlagen wird als der Sieg über Clinton
— Gerd Hunstock (@Amselchen2000) November 3, 2020
Meanwhile, according to The New York Post, Trump’s prediction is “based on trends his campaign is seeing and the size of the crowds at his campaign rallies.”
When asked if he would declare victory if the early numbers favor him, Trump said, “I think we’ll have victory. I think the polls are suppression polls. I look at it as being a very, very solid chance of winning … I mean, there’s no reason to play games.”
Fox News reported that this year is “expected to see a record turnout of voters.” Almost 100 million people have already cast their ballots early, but it’s still possible that the U.S. will not have a result when polls close on Tuesday night, Fox News said.