Incumbent President Donald Trump thanks campaign staff for an amazing job earlier today. Stopping by campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the president remained buoyant. He called staffers a “tremendous group of people,” and that he looked forward to a “great night.”
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A Tremendous Group of People
The President said: “The lines have been amazing, and I think we’re going to have a great week and have a great night. And we’re going to have, much more importantly, we’re going to have a great four years. I want to thank everybody — this is a tremendous group of people.”
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14 Rallies in 72 Hours
— Matt Kiser (@Matt_Kiser) November 5, 2020
Trump came from 14 rallies in 72 hours and a “Fox and Friends” phone patch. The HQ visit is a welcome break from the grueling last few days. He recounted his last day of campaigning, speaking at “five plus one” rallies. The last one referred to his Grand Rapids rally a few minutes after midnight.
“I feel very good. After doing that many rallies, your voice gets a bit choppy,” Trump said. He noted his campaign got numbers “as you’ve never seen.” He also challenged the media to fact-check the information.
The President celebrated his state victories. “I hear we’re doing very well in Florida, we’re doing very well in Arizona, we’re doing incredibly well in Texas,” Trump told his staff at the Republican National Committee annex. “The lines have been amazing, and I think we’re going to have a great night.”
More Black and Latino Voters Supporting Trump
Trump thanks campaign staffers, predicts 'incredible night': 'Tremendous group of people'https://t.co/qX1u9j0Hax
— Palm Desert Rat (@PalmDesertRat) November 3, 2020
Trump remained very upbeat about his chances. He promoted the recent 33% GDP growth. He announced arrivals for approved coronavirus vaccines, which are “coming out very soon.” The president also reported gaining more Black and Latino voters.
“We have seen African Americans way up, and Hispanic Americans and people have seen that,” Trump said. “They’re tired of being used by the Democrats for 100 years — I mean, it’s been 100 years. So, I think we’re doing very well there.”
Trump said the Supreme Court’s rule extending Pennsylvania’s mail-in votes was “unfortunate.” The decision extended deadlines for mail-in votes, and he made his objections known. “I think we should know what happens on the night – let people put their ballots in earlier,” he remarked. “You can’t have these things delayed for many days and maybe weeks: you can’t do that. The whole world is waiting.”
Trump warned that the Supreme Court’s ruling will “induce violence.” He called it a “very dangerous decision.”
Winning Is Easy, Losing Is Never Easy
This is someone who sounds like he knows it is over:
"I'm not thinking about concessions speech or acceptance speech yet. Hopefully we'll be only doing one of those two. Winning is easy. Losing is never easy. Not for me it's not." https://t.co/UvDC00a09H
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) November 3, 2020
Asked about his speech preparations, the President said he hasn’t given it any thought yet. “I’m not thinking about concession speech or acceptance speech yet,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll be only doing one of those two. You know, winning is easy. Losing is never easy, not for me it’s not.”
After his visit, the president spent the rest of the day at the White House. He planned to watch returns at a party in the East Room. Asked what his message would be to those who didn’t vote for him, he remained optimistic. “Everybody should come together, and I think success brings us together,” he said.
Along with Chief Of Staff Mark Meadows and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Trump thanked loyal staffers. Then, finally, before leaving, the President gave his latest order: “Get immediately back to work.”
Right now, the race is as tight as ever, with Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan holding the keys that can determine the winner. With the hamstrings of a pandemic and a record turnout, getting the final count would take more time. Which is something the President fears can change the course of the election.
Watch this as Fox News reports that President Trump stopped by Trump Campaign Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, to thank his staff:
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