There are hundreds, if not thousands, of pundits out there every day spinning this election the way they want. Most of them are liberal, and while candidates do their best to tailor 5 second soundbites for the media, rarely do they sit and talk about their perspective on the race like the pundits do.
So it really is a treat to have Trump sit down and give his perspective on the race. To take a look at which moments of the campaign have been significant, to comment on things happening outside his control that have helped or hut him.
Breitbart got an exclusive interview with Trump, and it is giving his supporters some eye-opening perspective into the mind of Trump.
On his major immigration speech and historic trip to Mexico:
“I think we’ve had a great few weeks, and yesterday was certainly great,” Trump said when asked if his immigration speech and trip to Mexico represented an inflection point in the campaign. “Yesterday was certainly great with the president of Mexico and the speech in front of 15,000 people. You know there was 15,000 yesterday, you saw that?”
Trump looked presidential and extracted two key concessions from the Mexican president: namely, that there’s a need to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and that the United States has a right to build a wall.
“I have great respect for the President of Mexico,” Trump told Breitbart News. “I thought he was a fantastic person and a fantastic representative for Mexico. And I have great respect [for him]. He’s a very fine person and I enjoyed being with him.”
On the polls and Hillary:
Trump said that with the polls shifting and the momentum now on his side, Clinton is sliding. She has not held a press conference in over 270 days, and barely ever even holds public events anymore. Trump, who has held many press conferences as a candidate, highlighted this contrast in his interview with Breitbart News.
“I think it’s terrible that she doesn’t do press conferences,” Trump said when asked about how Clinton hasn’t held any in nearly a year. “She’s being coddled by the press. They’re trying to get her through it. I think it’s a shame that she doesn’t do press conferences. I think it’s a shame. It’s a shame for the American people. All she does is she’ll put out a professionally paid-for line about me, her agency will write up a line about me and she’ll put that out. The whole thing is ridiculous. It’s starting to backfire now.
On the Trumpocrats:
Trump explained that Clinton’s substance-free campaign is part of the reason why Democrats are turning to Trump.
“I heard about the Trumpocrats,” Trump said, referring to blue-collar, lifelong Democrats who plan on voting Republican in November in order to help elect Trump president.
“I love that. I love those people… It’s a big deal,” Trump said, noting that the reason they are turning to him is because “Hillary Clinton is the wrong messenger.”
You can read the full interview below. Things are clearly headed in the right direction for Trump after the last couple weeks.