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Buchanan: Trump has a path to victory

Greg Nash
Former White House director of communications Pat Buchanan argued Sunday that Donald Trump has a path to victory on Election Day.
“What I think our country is headed really for — an election which is going to set the course of the nation for a long time to come given the dramatic differences in the agendas of the two national candidates,” Buchanan said in an interview with John Catsimatidis.
{mosads}”And I think where the election sits right now is that Trump is closing and he is gaining, but the question is whether he has sufficient momentum to take him over the top on Tuesday,” he continued.
“I think he does have a path to victory, but I think the oddsmakers in Vegas … are still betting on Hillary Rodham Clinton,” he added.
Buchanan then proceeded to provide his own potential scenario for an electoral victory for Trump, arguing that the GOP nominee needs to win Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.
“I think what he is going to do, he is going to just win the three crucial states in the Republican base. And that’s Ohio, North Carolina, Florida. Then if he picks up Iowa and Nevada … and gets the normal Republican states. I think he is within reach of victory,” he said.
Buchanan also predicted that the Republicans could potentially maintain control of the Senate, but that the outcome will be largely “contingent … on the general election.”
“If Trump wins, the Republicans hold the Senate… I think holding the senate is 50/50 as of right now John, for the Republicans.”
If the Republican nominee does win, Buchanan continued, the GOP will be able to unite around a common agenda despite personal differences.
“There’s no reason why the Republicans can’t get together if Trump wins. There is a common agenda,” he said, adding that many Republicans have the same views on taxation, business regulation and the Supreme Court.
“The problem … I see is the personal differences — and a lot of them dating back to some pretty rough primaries,” Buchanan said.
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