President Donald Trump gestures as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo
President Donald Trump predicted Tuesday that he will outperform his 2016 Electoral College victory, cruising to a second term in the White House with more than 306 electoral votes.
“I ended up with 306. That was good numbers. 223 to 306 and that was — that was a big number,” Trump told Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning. “And I think we will top it. I’ll leave it at that. I think we’ll top it. I think we’ll get better. People appreciate the job that we’ve done.”
Trump won a surprise victory in 2016 against Democrat Hillary Clinton, pushed across the 270-vote Electoral College threshold by upset wins in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Although the president won 306 electoral votes in 2016, he technically received only 304 thanks to two so-called faithless electors who refused to cast their electoral votes for Trump.