UPDATED 1:50 PM PT — Saturday, August 8, 2020
The Trump campaign has announced it’s doing better now in the race against Joe Biden than it was at this time last election against Hillary Clinton.
On Saturday, the campaign’s director of press communication claimed they’ve improved their game in battleground states and are doing “exceptionally well across the country.”
She pointed to the campaign making more than 75 million voter contacts, which was up compared to 30 million for all of 2016.
Recent reports also pointed to President Trump closing the polling gap between himself and Biden, which is within the margin of error in some places.
Meanwhile, Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller has said he would be highly surprised if the presumptive Democrat nominee went through with all three presidential debates.
During a recent interview, Miller suggested the Biden campaign’s strategy will be to have the former vice president participate in only one of the scheduled debates.
“I would be highly surprised if Joe Biden actually went through with all three debates,” he said. “I think their strategy will be to show up to one, show that he is able to function and then pull the plug on any additional debates.”
Despite this, the Trump campaign official has admitted the Democrat is actually a good debater and doesn’t make as many gaffes as he does in everyday interviews.
The president’s reelection campaign has requested more presidential debates, but was recently rejected by the Committee on Presidential Debates.