President Donald Trump has told reporters he won’t be able to win the 2020 presidential election in a state that will likely go blue next year, a comment that is likely to further complicate his efforts to unify the country.
“I won’t win the White House, but I will be a good president,” Trump said at a White House news conference, adding that Democrats “want to make America less great.”
Trump said he will focus on making his administration more “powerful, less corrupt” in a way that “won’t hurt us.”
“I will be more powerful than you’re going to ever be,” he said.
“You’re going a bit slow, but you’re gonna make us a lot stronger.”
Trump was asked if he thought that Democrats wanted to make the country less great.
“You’ve got to look at the fact that I’m going to have the best people,” Trump told reporters.
“And I’ve got the best person in the world.
And I’ve had people that I’ve really enjoyed and respected over my life, and I’ve gotten to know so many of them over the years.
And the fact of the matter is, they don’t care.
They don’t like to hear that.
They’ve said, ‘Oh, you don’t deserve that.’
And I say, ‘Well, that’s okay.'”
Trump said that he believes Democrats want to make his administration “less powerful, less corruption.”
“They’re really, really trying to take away our power and we’re going, ‘Whoa!
We’re going down, we’re never gonna be great again,'” Trump said.”
But I don’t want to see that happen.
And we’re gonna win the election.
We’re gonna get that done.”
The president was pressed on whether he was frustrated with Democrats.
“No,” Trump responded.
“I’m very disappointed with the Democrats.”
“The Democrats want us to become less great,” Trump continued.
“They want us not to be great.
And they have the advantage because they are very powerful and they’re very corrupt,” Trump added. “
Trump added that Democrats are “looking for some cheap political advantage.””
Trump did not address whether he believes he will be able successfully to defeat Democrats in 2020.””
But I think we’ll win this thing, and that’s what’s going to happen.”
Trump did not address whether he believes he will be able successfully to defeat Democrats in 2020.
“If you look at my record, if you look back on my life.
If you look, I think if you looked back on the first three years of my administration, I’m a lot better than the Democrats would have been,” Trump noted.”
And I think I’m doing very, very well,” he added.
Trump is set to take office on January 20.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.