Lewandowski predicts Trump will win by wider electoral margin in 2020

Former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiLewandowski told by Fox Business host he was being 'a little slurry' during interview The Hill's Morning Report - New impeachment battle: Pompeo vs. House Dems Lewandowski: 'Fair' to say Senate run might not happen MORE predicted Thursday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE will win by a wider electoral margin next year compared to his 2016 victory.

“My prediction is Donald Trump will win by a larger electoral margin than he did in the 2016 election,” Lewandowski told Hill.TV.

He was also optimistic about Trump’s ability to win three states that he lost in 2016: New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Nevada. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race Saagar Enjeti: Clinton remarks on Gabbard 'shows just how deep the rot in our system goes' MORE won all three states by a slim margin.

Trump received 304 electoral votes to Clinton's 227, for a 77-vote margin of victory.

“I think he can win New Hampshire, which he didn’t win; I think Nevada is very competitive and the state has trended much more left recently, but that’s a very competitive state,” Lewandowski told Hill.TV. “If you look at New Mexico, we can put it in play."

Lewandowski is mulling a Senate bid in New Hampshire against Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenGraham, Van Hollen introduce Turkey sanctions bill Senators fear Syria damage 'irreversible' after Esper, Milley briefing US envoy insists Syria pullout doesn't affect Iran strategy MORE (N.H.).

He told Hill.TV he is “very close” to making a decision on whether to enter the race, adding that he is still assessing what has become a crowded Republican primary field.

Democrats have already launched a digital ad on Facebook targeting Lewandowski. The 45-second clip opens by labeling him as the "biggest swamp creature" in Washington.

Lewandowski responded by going after Shaheen.

"I’m being attacked by the NH D’s," Lewandowski tweeted after the ad’s release. "It shows how weak @JeanneShaheen’s record is for the people of NH that they will say and do anything to help prop up a failed US Senator.”

⁠—Tess Bonn