For the very first time this year, President Donald Trump on Thursday will bring his project roadshow to a state he lost in 2016: New Hampshire.
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The president will hold his most current “Keep America Great” rally at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, marking what the Trump project stated will be its first huge action in ensuring what it couldn’t do in 2016: Turn the Granite State red.
Losing New Hampshire in 2016 has actually seemed a sore area for the president, but the reelection team said it’s positive he will bring the state in 2020 regardless of possible indicators otherwise.
“New Hampshire is definitely part of our winning strategy,” Tim Murtaugh, the Trump project communications director, informed ABC News.
The campaign likewise wishes to turn New Mexico, Nevada, Minnesota and Oregon.
And the president’s New Hampshire loss won’t be the only 2016 relic hovering over the rally on Thursday: Former Trump project supervisor Corey Lewandowski has said he’s “seriously considering” a 2020 Senate run in the Granite State. And Lewandowski is set to travel on Flying force One Thursday for the rally, with rumors swirling about a possible statement.
The president will make his case to voters in New Hampshire, a state with a major independent streak, on the heels of ramping up divisive rhetoric and as critics and 2020 Democratic prospects have actually blamed that rhetoric for motivating violence against minorities, consisting of the current massacre in El Paso, Texas.
And while the president lost New Hampshire by fewer than 3,000 votes, in 2020 it might be a taller job as Democrats have actually turned the state’s Home and Senate because2016
The president’s support remains undersea but consistent in New Hampshire, with a 53%disapproval rating, a 42%approval ranking contrasted and 5%not sure, according to a recent University of New Hampshire survey.
Trump’s campaign stated the president is relying on attracting citizens in New Hampshire by pushing for more manufacturing tasks and by touting actions he’s taken towards battling the opioid epidemic, in addition to the economy.
“We are working to maintain the supporters and citizens that he had in 2016, and bring in new ones,” Murtaugh stated.
Simply 2 weeks after winning in 2016 however losing New Hampshire, Trump tweeted that there was “severe citizen fraud” there.
Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious predisposition – big issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2016
After taking workplace, the president produced a temporary Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity that found no evidence of prevalent voter scams, according to a former member of the Trump administration’s now-disbanded commission.
The president’s campaign declined to comment to ABC News when asked whether Trump still believes he lost the state because of citizen fraud.