Donald Trump insisted “I’m not getting out, I’m going to win” the election in an interview Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day.”
When asked by host Chris Cuomo about the possibility of getting out of the race, Trump claimed he wasn’t event giving it a thought.
“Not even 1 percent of a thought,” he told Cuomo. “Look, it’s a phony deal that was perpetrated on the public. I was asked a simple question by Chuck Todd at ‘Meet the Press’ and people, I gave a very honorable and honest answer. I said, ‘Sure, if I was doing terribly like some of these people I wouldn’t stay in.’ Who would stay in? But I’m not. I’m leading every single poll.” (RELATED: Trump To Chuck Todd: I’ll Stop Running For President When You Stop Calling)
Trump said that instead of answering the question like a typical politician he wanted to give an “honest answer” suggesting.
“I watch these guys at 0 percent and 1 percent and they ask the same question, ‘Will you think about getting out?’ ‘Oh, I’ll never get out, I’ll never get out.’ And you know they’ll be out in the next two weeks. Okay, but they say that because that’s a politician.”
Trump emphasized, “I’m not going anywhere, I’m not getting out.”
“I gave a very honest answer,” he insisted. “I said if for some reason I had no chance and I collapse and they take that as an, ‘Oh, maybe there’s weakness in Trump in terms of the answer.’ There’s no weakness. I’m not going anywhere. I’m leading every poll. I’m going to win and I’m going to make our country great again. That’s what I’m, I’m not in this to have self-glorification. I’ve had plenty of that. I don’t need that. I’m in it to make our country great again. And right now I’m leading, I’m winning… I’m not getting out.”