The campaign of Donald Trump is “not interested” in winning the White House, Trump campaign chairman John Weaver said on Tuesday, while also claiming the Republican presidential nominee has “a huge, massive lead” over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“There is no chance we’re going to win,” Weaver told ABC News.
“I can tell you from the inside.
I’ve been there.
I know what it feels like to win, I know how much it feels to lose.
We’ve won two elections in a row and we’re not going to take it anymore.
We’re not interested in it.”
Trump has enjoyed an unusual streak of electoral success, including a victory in the first presidential debate in November and a landslide victory in a string of congressional elections last year.
But his approval rating, which hit its highest level in March, has been on a downward trajectory since a high in the spring.
Weaver said Trump’s “surge” in popularity is not a reflection of voters’ overall views.
“People are not looking for a savior.
We need a real hero to stand up and tell the world what’s going on,” Weaver said.
“If the country isn’t willing to do that, I think it’s going to have a very serious impact on our future.”‘
It’s the people who have been disenfranchised’The Clinton campaign has been focusing on the role of Trump’s supporters in a wave of protests in response to the election results.
The president-elect said in an interview with Fox News last month that the country’s political process has become “very rigged” against the people.
“It’s just not the people,” he said.
“They’re not getting their fair share of the political process.
They’re not having the same level of access.
They’ve been disenfranchized.
They feel they’ve been forgotten and forgotten by the political system.”
Clinton is now leading Trump by nearly 10 points nationally, according to a CNN/ORC poll released on Tuesday.
Weaver told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday that the campaign will try to “get people in the country who are going to be voting, who will vote on November 8, on the issue of democracy, on a fundamental constitutional right to vote.”
He added that “if we are going, as the president said, to restore democracy to the country, we are not going in the wrong direction.”
Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.
The Republican National Committee said in a statement on Tuesday evening that the results of the November election “will determine the next steps for our party and the country.”
“The RNC will be working with our allies in Congress to ensure that every vote is counted and that every eligible American has a voice in the 2016 elections,” RNC spokeswoman Kristin Burris said.