Lewandowski predicts Trump will win by wider electoral margin in 2020

Former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiGeorgia ready for unpredictable Senate race Trump on Harris dropping out of race: 'We will miss you Kamala!' Key takeaways from first public impeachment hearing MORE predicted Thursday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech 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 ClintonTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance 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 ShaheenOvernight Defense: Trump leaves door open to possible troop increase in Middle East | Putin offers immediate extension of key nuclear treaty Putin offers immediate extension of key nuclear treaty Biden reveals four women he could pick as his running mate 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