President Trump phoned a Republican office in Virginia on Tuesday and, despite falling behind in the polls, predicted “a good night” and rejoiced in the memories of the rallies he held in his run for a second term.
“I’m not thinking about the acceptance or concession speech yet,” Mr. Trump said in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington. “I hope we only do one of these two. You know, winning is easy. Losing is never easy, not for me it is. “
Citing the size of the crowd that has supported his supporters since he began his presidency, Mr. Trump, who flew from rally to rally aboard Air Force One at the end of the campaign, spoke of “the immense love that reigns in this country”.
“I feel very good,” Mr. Trump said. “After doing so many rallies, the voice gets a bit choppy, I think.
With assistants such as Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, and Kayleigh McEnany, his press secretary, nearby, Mr. Trump thanked party workers and then offered a closing directive for his 2020 campaign. : “Get back to work immediately.”