Trump said Tuesday that it has been more difficult during his presidency to deal with some Democratic politicians, whom he called “horrible people,” than leaders of Russia, China and North Korea.
Trump made his assertion during a wide-ranging call-in interview with the hosts of Fox News’s “Fox & Friends,” during which he also said he thinks he has a “solid chance” of winning the election but left open the possibility he could fall short.
Asked if he’s loved the job of being president, Trump lashed out at several leading Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), a leading player in Trump’s impeachment, using pejorative nicknames for them.
“We’ve dealt with horrible people like Shifty Shift and Crazy Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck Schumer. You deal with some horrible people,” Trump told the hosts. “You deal with people that are very deceptive.”
Trump said old friends ask him, “Tell me who’s the country that’s most difficult to deal with. Is it Russia? Is it China? It is North Korea?””
“By far, the most difficult country to deal with is the U.S., not even close,” Trump said he tells his friends.
“They all say, ‘You’ve got to be kidding,'” Trump said. “And I say, ‘No, I’m actually probably not kidding.’ We have very, very deceptive people. … I think they’re sick in some ways, like an Adam Schiff. I think Adam Schiff is a sick person, and we deal with them, we just deal with them, but it’s a shame.”
Later in the interview, Trump predicted that he would prevail in the electoral college by a larger margin than four years ago.