During a victory tour rally in Wisconsin on Tuesday night, Donald Trump told the crowd that early on election night, he was convinced that he had lost the presidential race.
Trump said “it began with phony exit polls” showing him losing, at which point he resigned himself to the loss, according to Politico.
“So I sort of thought I lost, and I was OK with that,” Trump said Tuesday. “I wouldn’t say great.”
Trump said that his daughter, Ivanka Trump, called him to share the bad news in exit polling, at which point Trump spoke to his wife, Melania Trump.
“It’s just looking bad. But, you know what, I’m OK with it because of the fact that I couldn’t have worked any harder,’” Trump said he told his wife, according to Politico. “You can’t do any worse than that. I mean, I just couldn’t have done it. And if I lose, I lose. And you know what? If I lose, I lose and I’m gonna have a nice, easy life. We can all relax, together, right?”
“Then it happened, folks, out of nowhere,” Trump said, per Politico. “Boy, that map was getting red as hell. That map — that map was bleeding red.”
“That map was so beautiful looking,” he added