President Donald Trump said election night will be a “very short evening” in an interview with FOX Business host Maria Bartiromo on Thursday.
MARIA BARTIROMO, FOX BUSINESS ANCHOR: Joining me right now is the President of the United States Donald J. Trump right now. Mr. President, thank you so much for calling in this morning. DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (via telephone): Good, thank you very much. Good morning. BARTIROMO: It’s great to — it’s great to have you here to get a reaction to what we’re seeing on the other side. What is your reaction to Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate? TRUMP: Well, she’s radical left, now she tries to pretend she’s not, but she is the most liberal person in the U.S. Senate, acknowledged to be. She’s done things that are terrible in terms of the police, in terms of the Second Amendment, in terms of everything else. And she is a big taxer, as Joe is a big taxer. They want to tax $4 trillion, going to be the biggest tax increase in history by far. It will triple up records, and they’re big taxers. It’s just something that won’t work. We’ll have — you will see a depression, the likes of which you have never seen. You’ll have to go back to 1929, I guess it doesn’t get too much worse than that, and you’ll just see that. And frankly, you know, we’ve had a tremendous — a tremendous market, you and I have talked about that, the stock market. Think of it, we’re almost back to where we were and we’re still in the pandemic, which will be going away, as I say, it will be going away. And they scream, how you can you say that? I said, because it’s going to be going away. But, you know, we’re in the middle of a pandemic and yet we’re going to be hitting records. I guess Nasdaq already has many times, like 14 times. And the Dow is — you take a look at the numbers, I see for the first time today it’s actually — it’s actually down a few points, I’m shocked, almost shocked to see that, but we’ve been going up. I think we’re up 9,000 points, 54 percent since March. So, somebody made a lot of money, and I hope those 401(k) people didn’t do anything when it got down, when it dipped, because they’ll be very unhappy right now. But, if they stayed with Trump, they’re — they’re very rich. BARTIROMO: So, I mean, this market is trading higher, I guess on the anticipation that the economy is going to come back, in second half or in 2021, as well as, of course, these rock bottom interest rates. Do you have confidence that we are going to see a double digit growth number in the second half? What does look like in your view from an economic standpoint, Mr. President? TRUMP: So, I think it depends on who wins. I think if he wins you’re going to end up with a disaster to be honest. I see his plans. The New Green Deal is something that — the likes of which nobody can even comprehend, it’s like drawn by children. It’s drawn by children. It’s so ridiculous. OK? You go over point over point and they’re actually serious about it. I used to think they were playing games. It was politics. I don’t even think it’s good politics it’s so ridiculous. But they’re talking about no fossil fuels which means basically no energy, you’d have to close down half of the businesses of the country. You have to rebuild cities because too much light gets through the window, so let’s make the windows nice and small. Let’s rip down the Empire State Building and replace it with no windows. I mean the whole thing is so preposterous, it’s so crazy. And I guess you’re talking about $100 trillion, right, to do it, assuming you did it which will never happen by the way. But I will tell you — BARTIROMO: Right. TRUMP: — Maria, it’s no airplanes, let’s not get more than one car. I’m sure the car business would love that. Let’s everyone get a car and live by it. The cows — I don’t know if they actually put the cows in. They’re getting hit very hard by the animal rights groups but they don’t want to have cows, they don’t want to have any form of animals. These people are crazy, OK? And this is a — this is what we’re getting. And it’s amazing the way Sleepy Joe buys into it. He buys into it like, oh, great. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. And now you have a — sort of a mad woman I call her because she was so angry and so — such hatred with Justice Kavanaugh. I mean I’ve never seen anything like it. She was the angriest of the group and they were all angry. They’re all radical left angry people, and they’re angry because I beat them. BARTIROMO: Yes. TRUMP: They still haven’t forgotten. These are seriously ill people. But if you look at — if you look at — her record is a terrible record. And I’ll tell you a good poll because the real poll — we’re doing very well on the polls, and they love the suppression polls. This is almost like a replay of four years ago. They said I was going to lose every swing state the day before. He will lose every swing state. It will be a very short evening.