Trump says son Don Jr. ‘wouldn’t have a chance’ winning a ‘ghost town’ New York mayor’s race as a Republican

  • President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t want to see his son, Donald Trump Jr., run for mayor of New York because he wouldn’t win 
  • ‘No, because he – no, I hope not because he wouldn’t win as a Republican,’ the president told Maria Bartiromo Thursday on Fox Business Network 
  • Trump described New York as needing a ‘young version of Rudy Giuliani,’ but said the city is too liberal now to elect a Republican mayor  

President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t want to see his son, Donald Trump Jr., run for mayor of New York because he wouldn’t win. 

‘No, because he – no, I hope not because he couldn’t win as a Republican,’ Trump told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. ‘He couldn’t – wouldn’t have a chance.’ 

The president made the brutal assessment in a wide-ranging interview, his first since coming down with the coronavirus.  

President Donald Trump said in an interview Thursday with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo that Donald Trump Jr. 'wouldn't have a chance' of winning a New York mayor's race

President Donald Trump said in an interview Thursday with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo that Donald Trump Jr. ‘wouldn’t have a chance’ of winning a New York mayor’s race 

'I hope not because he couldn't win as a Republican,' President Donald Trump told Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo about Donald Trump Jr's (pictured) chances of winning a New York City mayor's race

‘I hope not because he couldn’t win as a Republican,’ President Donald Trump told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo about Donald Trump Jr’s (pictured) chances of winning a New York City mayor’s race

President Donald Trump told Maria Bartiromo that he thought New York needed a 'young version of Rudy Giuliani.' Giuliani is photographed seated in the White House briefing room on September 27

President Donald Trump told Maria Bartiromo that he thought New York needed a ‘young version of Rudy Giuliani.’ Giuliani is photographed seated in the White House briefing room on September 27 

On the heels of Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate, Bartiromo brought up how Democratic vice presidential nominee wants to eliminate cash bail nationally. 

Trump then bemoaned how that ruined New York, his hometown. 

‘It’s destroyed – it’s helped – it’s one of the many things that’s destroyed New York, yes. It’s destroyed New York,’ Trump said.  

 Bartiromo asked the president if he thought New York would come back. 

‘What’s happened in New York is one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen happen to a city. Now it’s happening in Chicago too. It’s all Democrat-run cities,’ he said. ‘The only way it’s going to come back is you’re going to have to find a young version of Rudy Giuliani, otherwise it’s not, because they have all these lefties in New York running for office.’ 

The president said his son wouldn’t cut it because ‘it’s an all Democrat city.’ 

‘I’m making actually a play for the whole state,’ Trump added. ‘You know, I did well there.’ 

Hillary Clinton – who represented New York in the Senate – beat Trump in the state by 22.5 points in 2016. 

‘But, you know, in theory, see, the Republicans have a disadvantage,’ Trump said. ‘They lose New York, Illinois and California before it even starts. So, you know, I had to run the table last time. It’s not easy. And, frankly, winning the Electoral College is tougher, in my opinion, than getting the popular vote because I don’t campaign in New York, Illinois, in California, you know, because they’re sort of meant like they’re automatic for years.’  

‘This is for years, no big secret,’ he added.  

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