On Tuesday night's edition of Hannity on Fox News, Donald Trump told the host that if he wins the Republican nomination, he expects to win "a lot of states that the Republicans frankly are not used to winning," like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and even New York.
SEAN HANNITY: Can Donald Trump alter the electoral map? In other words, there was a recent study that after West Virginia, the state that you're running the strongest, that it's New York, that you have more support from Reagan democrats in New York than any other place in the country. Do you think if you got this nomination that you could flip a state like New York, deeply blue to red? Would that be possible?
DONALD TRUMP: I do. I think I'd do very well in New York. I think i'm going to do fantastic in Pennsylvania. I'm going to do fantastic in Ohio, I think I'm going to win Florida. I think I'll win a lot of states that no one else will.
HANNITY: New Jersey?
DONALD TRUMP: I think I'll win New Jersey. I think I'll win New Jersey. You look at New Jersey, I'm way at the top. And Chris Christie who is the governor, as you know, is not doing so well there. He's way, way behind. I think I'll win New Jersey.
But look at Florida. I'm at 32. The sitting senator [Marco Rubio] is at like 12 or 14. And Jeb Bush is at 4.
And I'm a 32 in Florida. I'm going to win Florida.
So I just think we're going to win a lot of states that nobody ever thought of winning. The Republicans never think of these states in terms of winning. We're going to win a lot of states that the Republicans frankly are not used to winning. We're going to have a great election, a very, very big and pleasant surprise to make our country great again.