President Donald Trump said in an interview on Tuesday that if Democrats win in the midterm election that people will lose wealth in their retirement funds. Trump told FBN's Trish Regan, "if they don't go out and vote then they have themselves to blame."
"I had worse poll numbers when I went into the last election. And you saw how well I did with women," Trump said, defending his record. "Now, I also did better with Hispanics than they predicted. I did better with African-Americans than they predicted. I guess they did better with -- the men stay with me, I don't know why. But with the women, with the women, they want security and they want financial security too."
"So let's say we have a really bad time in three weeks from now," the president said about Republicans losing in the midterm elections. "People are going to lose wealth. If they don't go out and vote then they have themselves to blame, because they'll lose wealth."
TRISH REGAN, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK HOST: Well that's, look, the economic accomplishments are significant, and a lot to be proud of and I think people are feeling better about things. [Trump: We’re very proud.] That said there's a lot of division right now. [Trump: Yes.] And you now have people on the left almost calling for more of it. I mean, Hillary Clinton saying that we can't be civil-- the left cannot be civil right now until we take back, effectively, the government.
Now fairly or unfairly, you as the president of the United States have a lot of responsibility in terms of trying to restore that civility. [Trump: That's true.] How do you do it?
Trump: Well, you know you got a big setback with Justice Kavanaugh, number one at Yale, number one at Yale Law School - you know just like this person. And when you heard the horrible things said, you had to become somewhat aggressive, let's say.
But Hillary is a very dishonest person. If you look at the things she says, I mean she's so dishonest. She was dishonest during the entire campaign, whether it was 33,000 e-mails that were deleted, that so far nothing has happened with which is very disappointing, from the standpoint of this Justice Department. Very, very disappointing, I will tell you.
But you look at all of the tremendous dishonesty. And it's got to be cleared up. We're going to get along. I think the economy is going to clear a lot of things up, when people are really getting the jobs they want.
But we have a tremendous, powerful base: the Republican Party. And they have to know that going out for the midterms is very important. It's almost like going out for the 2020 election that's coming up in the not too distant future. Isn't that incredible that we're already talking about that? [Regan: And I want to get to that.] But there's tremendous enthusiasm for that, tremendous. And I really think again this tremendous enthusiasm for the midterms, we'll see. We'll see.
If the enthusiasm's there, which it should be. It really should be. Because they'll take away your tax cuts. They'll put rules, regulations. You'll start losing jobs. You would- this would be a terrible thing for the country if that happened. But we'll see what happens. I think we're going to do very well.
TRISH REGAN, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK HOST: And the economy could restore civility?
TRUMP: I really think the economy is going to bring people together because people are doing better now. African-American unemployment, the best ever. Asian-American, Hispanic-American, women, everything, every category. I mean whether you look at median income, whether you look at employment, or unemployment, no matter what chart you're looking at, it's either ever, or 50 or 60 years, the best. The best numbers. It's probably the best economy we've ever had.
REGAN: So you mentioned women, let me ask you about that. Because women, a lot of women, are effectively the CFO of their family. They're paying the bills and they're keeping the trains running on time with the family. And they want financial prosperity. They want security. [Trump: Right.] Things that you're offering. [Trump: That's what I'm about.].
Yet, if you look at the poll numbers they are not. They're not liking you. So how do you overcome that right now?
TRUMP: Well number one, I had worse poll numbers when I went into the last election. And you saw how well I did with women. I mean if you looked at my poll numbers going into 2016, you would have said there is not a woman in the country that's going to vote for me. And I did phenomenal with women. I did-- in fact, that was one of the reasons, probably the reason I won in a true sense.
Now, I also did better with Hispanics than they predicted. I did better with African-Americans than they predicted. I guess they did better with-- the men stay with me, I don't know why. But with the women, with the women, they want security and they want financial security too.
Look at 401k's. So let's say we have a really bad time in three weeks from now. Your 401k’s are going to go down tremendously. People are going to lose wealth. If they don't go out and vote then they have themselves to blame, because they'll lose wealth. Tremendous amount. I've built up eleven point seven trillion dollars in wealth.
You report on it. And if you look at China, by the way, they're down about twenty-five trillion dollars in the last five/six months since I started going into what I have to do, which is straightening out the unfair balances.