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Trump: ‘I don’t know that we need to get out the vote’

Greg Nash
Donald Trump on Thursday night questioned whether his campaign needs to push voters to get out to the polls, predicting they would show up on their own.
“I don’t know that we need to get out the vote,” Trump said on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”
{mosads}”I think people that really want to vote, they’re gonna just get up and they’re going to get out and they’re going to vote for Trump and we’re going to make America great again,” he added.
The remarks came during a discussion about his relationship with the Republican National Committee (RNC).
Trump in the interview issued a threat to stop fundraising for the Republican Party, amid a report that party officials could shirt resources to focus on down-ballot Republicans. 
Some Republicans have urged the party to stop funding Trump and divert resources toward maintaining GOP majorities in Congress, given Trump’s flagging polling numbers.
Fox host Eric Bolling noted that the RNC has infrastructure and data, such as email lists and phone numbers for voter outreach, saying it was important for Trump’s campaign.
“I don’t know. I will let you know on the ninth, on Nov. 9th,” Trump responded, referring to the day after the election.
“I think we’re gonna have tremendous voter turnout,” he insisted.
“We’re going to have tremendous turnout from the evangelicals, from miners, from the people that make our steel, from people that are getting killed by trade deals, from unemployed people that have been just decimated, from the military who are with Trump 100 percent, from our vets.”
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