President Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked his campaign staffers and predicted he would win on Election Day.
“The lines have been amazing, and I think we’re going to have a great week and have a great night,” Trump said at his campaign headquarters in Virginia. “And we’re going to have, much more importantly, we’re going to have a great four years.”
He added, “I want to thank everybody—this is a tremendous group of people.”
Trump told reporters that he does not have a victory or concession speech prepared.
“I’m not thinking about concession speech or acceptance speech yet,” he said, adding to his staff: “Winning is easy … losing is never easy, not for me, it’s not.”
Speaking to his campaign, Trump noted that he’s held numerous rallies in recent days, including one that stretched into the early morning hours on Tuesday.
“I feel very good. After doing that many rallies, your voice gets a bit choppy,” Trump joked adding that he has numbers “like you’ve never seen,” in reference to the economy.
Trump then went on to cite the 33 percent growth in U.S. GDP, which was according to Commerce Department reports.
“We have seen African Americans way up, and Hispanic Americans, and people have seen that,” the president said. “They’re tired of being used by the Democrats for 100 years—I mean, it’s been 100 years. So, I think we’re doing very well there.”
Trump again said that the victor of the presidential election should be declared on Tuesday night.
“I think we should know what happens on the night—let people put their ballots in earlier,” he argued. “You can’t have these things delayed for many days and maybe weeks: you can’t do that. The whole world is waiting.”