Trump promises 'heavy play' in NY
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE told a New York crowd of conservatives Wednesday that he would battle for the traditionally blue state.

"We are going to play so hard. We are going to play so hard and win," the Republican Party's presidential nominee told the Conservative Party of New York in a brief appearance. "We're going to win this state, it's going to shock people. And by the way, you know, if we win this state, it's over, we win."


Trump rehashed his enormous victory in his home state's primary for the crowd.

"Winning New York by such a landslide against very capable people in the primary, that was an honor for me because nobody knows me better than New Yorkers," he said. “It’s always bad, never good, when you lose your state and lose it badly."

Trump said he's optimistic about his chances in the general election, promising to make a "very, very heavy play" for the Empire State and others in which Republicans typically don't compete.

The mogul said that he has been disappointed in the number of jobs that have left New York, ravaging communities across the state.

“There’s no hope, other than if I become president,” he said.

According to RealClearPolitics, Trump currently trails Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Top diplomat said request for specific probes in Ukraine was 'contrary' to US policy Feehery: What Republicans must do to adapt to political realignment MORE by an average of 19.3 points in state polls.

Trump said he would do a much better job for the state than Clinton, who represented New York in the Senate for eight years.

“She’s not a New Yorker,” he said.

The group gave Trump its endorsement at their convention Wednesday.