“Welcome to Trump’s bus tour in Texas,” Patrick told reporters from the bus in his first comment, before volunteering: “We are 100% confident that President Donald Trump will take over Texas” and “firmly”.
The president’s re-election campaign began a bus tour of the state on Thursday, but surrogates – loudly – said they still had not seen Texas in the game.
Republican President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, which is working to rediscover historically red Texas, began a state tour here on Thursday, where Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick and other surrogates argue the state is not sweating this November.
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Patrick, chairman of Trump’s 2020 campaign in Texas, and Katrina Pearson, senior adviser on the Trump campaign, insisted that the president “take the state and take it well.” Another senior adviser, Brad Parscale, said Trump was “in a very good position for Texas” and that he laughed when people approached him with concern about the state, noting that Democratic nominee Joe Biden was paying attention. That is.
Parscale, who was Trump’s campaign manager before this election cycle, said, “It’s all just smoke and mirrors. The president is in a clear position to win this state.”
Undesirable Confidence has seen a race in Texas up close for months, with poll after error falling to error. Trump took the state by 9 percent four years ago, the smallest victory for a GOP nominee in Texas since 1996.
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Now, in addition to the election, Biden’s campaign has recognized Texas as a battlefield state and made fall TV ad reservations here. It remains to be seen how much the campaign will ultimately invest in the resource-intensive state, however, fueling the Texas Democrats’ hopes of overthrowing the state for the first time since 1976.
Patrick reiterated his prediction months ago that Trump would win Texas by a bigger margin this November than he did in 2016 – twice. Speaking to an audience here on Thursday wearing a new cowboy hat after stopping at the Paris Hatters in downtown San Antonio, Patrick declared Texas “not a swing state.” Pearson told the audience that Trump would “blow it up in the state of Texas.”
However, the existence of the bus trip – two months before the election, no less – seemed to speak for itself. The bus is set to make a second stop Thursday in San Antonio before heading to Granger, Central Texas, before ending Friday in Bedford, North Texas. Both Granger and Bedford are in the highly competitive political territory – formerly in Williamson County, which includes the suburbs north of Austin and the vast suburban stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth.
Trump himself has not held a campaign rally in Texas since October, yet despite visiting the Permian Basin in July, he attacked the Democrats as bad for the state energy industry, as it was full of politics for an official visit.
Sergeant. Mary Leffingwell and other Trump supporters have been waiting for the arrival of former campaign manager Brad Parscale, …
Trump supporters hold the “Veterans for Trump” sign at a bus tour stop in Granger. Credit: Amna Ijaz / The Texas Tribune
Asked if he would advise Trump to campaign in Texas before the election, President Parscale suggested that doing so would not be far from a political necessity. “It happens because it’s his people,” Parscale told reporters. “Texas is Trump’s country.”
At this point, state Democrats say Trump’s lack of concern about Texas, especially during the coronavirus epidemic, is damaging credibility. In the election, most Texas voters did not approve of Trump’s epidemic response.
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