The midterm elections are just weeks away.
Democrats think they have the election in the bag.
But now all hell is breaking loose because Donald Trump made this prediction.
Trump told the Associated Press this year reminded him a lot of 2016.
“I think we’re going to do well. … Honestly, it feels very much like it did in ’16,” the president said in an interview with the Associated Press.
He pointed out that some of his supporters were not interested in voting for members of Congress, but urged them to support Republicans.
“I do like Congress because I think, and when I say Congress I like the Republicans that support me in Congress,” he said. “We’ve had tremendous support.”
He said that the fight to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh energized supporters, but acknowledged that the elections were still three weeks away.
“That fight has had an impact on energy, and its had an impact on the Republican Party, a very positive one in terms of getting out and voting,” he said. “I think, but I’ll let you know in three weeks.”
Two years ago, all the pollsters and pundits smugly predicted a Democrat wipeout.
Forecasters gave Hillary a 98 percent chance of winning.
But Trump’s supporters didn’t care. They tuned out in force and won the election.
Trump claims a similar dynamic may be at play this year.
And since the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, enthusiasm on the right has picked up.
Polling shows Senate races shifting in the GOP’s favor.
But will it be enough?
Democrats are fired up to vote. If this year is like 2016, America will be in for a long night on November 6.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.