In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” former President Donald Trump expressed his belief that despite the outward appearance of loyalty to the Democratic Party, there exists a strong resentment towards President Joe Biden’s policies. This sentiment, according to Trump, has the potential to shape the outcome of this year’s presidential election. Host Maria Bartiromo questioned Trump about the possibility of even traditionally Democratic strongholds like New York turning into Trump-supporting territory. In a sarcastic tone, Bartiromo inquired if the Republican front-runner would consider holding a rally in the South Bronx.
“Yeah, I think I will do that,” Trump shot back. “And I think I’ll do one maybe at Madison Square Garden.”
He then went on to explain:
“Do I think we have a chance? New York has changed a lot in the last two years. We have migrants all over the street. They are living on Madison Avenue,” Trump said.
“Nobody can believe what’s happened to New York,” he said. “The people of New York are angry. People that would have never voted for me because I’m a Republican. I mean, they’re Democrats. Their parents were Democrats. They would vote for Democrats.
“I think they’re going to vote for me. So I think we’re going to give New York a heavy shot.”
The ex-president stated that in an era of increasing crime, New York is not the sole opportunity waiting to be seized.
“They’re very unhappy in New York, what’s happening,” he said. “And they’re unhappy with the crime. You take a look at the crime in New York, it’s at record levels. The other thing is, and very importantly, New Jersey, I think New Jersey can be flipped. I think that Virginia can be flipped. I think that New Mexico could be flipped. And I think Minnesota could be flipped.
“And I’m not even sure that everything can’t be flipped.”