Trump: Democrats’ New Hampshire primary a ‘really boring deal’
President Trump on Monday called the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, when the state’s Democratic voters will vote on Tuesday for who they want to face him in November, a “really boring deal.”
The president is heading to the Granite State for a campaign rally on Monday, which he also touted in his tweet.
“Will be in Manchester, New Hampshire, tonight for a big Rally. Want to shake up the Dems a little bit – they have a really boring deal going on,” Trump tweeted.
Will be in Manchester, New Hampshire, tonight for a big Rally. Want to shake up the Dems a little bit – they have a really boring deal going on. Still waiting for the Iowa results, votes were fried. Big crowds in Manchester!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2020
He also took aim at the Democrats’ difficulties in getting results from last week’s Iowa caucuses, saying that candidates were “still waiting for the Iowa results” and adding the “votes were fried.”
The Iowa Democratic Party is reviewing reported inconsistencies in 95 precincts and said any corrections will be released before noon CST on Monday in “a single update.” The 95 precincts under review make up just 5 percent of the total number of precincts in Iowa.
As of Sunday night, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg had been named the winner of the Iowa caucuses, receiving 14 delegates. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has been awarded 12 of the Hawkeye State’s delegates.
Trump also lauded his anticipated “big crowds in Manchester” in his tweet. The president also held a rally in Iowa just before the caucuses.
Supporters started lining up outside the Southern New Hampshire University arena Sunday morning, according to the Union Leader. Doors will open for the rally at 7 p.m. Monday.
Trump drew a crowd of 11,500 at the arena in August for his last visit to the state, according to the newspaper.
The same 12,000-person arena was filled with Democrats on Saturday night to listen to Democratic candidates make their final pitch to voters ahead of the election.
As candidates continued to campaign across the Granite State one concern was at the top of many voters’ minds: beating Trump.
The president lost the state to Hillary Clinton by less than 3,000 votes in 2016.