Donald Trump convinced he’s going to win election despite trailing in polls, Piers Morgan claims after phone call

DONALD Trump is convinced he’s going to win the US election despite trailing in the polls, Piers Morgan has claimed after a phone call with the President.

The Good Morning Britain host said that Trump was confident he could defy the odds on November 3. 

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The pair, who have been friends for many years, fell out over a Daily Mail column in April – in which Morgan lashed out at the President over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Piers says the column infuriated Trump who did not speak to him for months until he received an unexpected phone call last Friday. 

It followed an appearance on Fox News last Friday, where the GMB host promised to give Trump the secret to winning the election.

Writing in the Mail today, Piers said the pair had “a cordial free-rolling 25-minute exchange” – and that Trump was still determined to win next week.

Piers wrote: “One thing’s absolutely clear: Trump genuinely believes he’s going to get re-elected.

“This is not a belief supported by any polls right now, but then, as he pointed out, ‘the polls were all wrong last time.’”

Piers said that, during the call, Trump sounded “unbelievably fired up for the challenge of being re-elected”. 

Despite the President's optimism, he still trails Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the polls.

An average of 10 domestic polls compiled by the Daily Telegraph indicates that just over half of Americans back Biden – with Trump trailing by around five or six points.

But Piers believes that Trump can still claw back the election for the Republicans with his “fire-breathing energy and showmanship” on the campaign trail.

By contrast, he said Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden has “remained hidden away for much of his campaign” – and that the former Vice President “looks and sounds like the old man of 77 that he is”. 

But Piers acknowledged this could turn out to be a “brilliant strategy” should Biden win the election. 

Piers also took aim at the Democratic nominee after he appeared to mistakenly call Donald Trump “George” last night – seemingly referring to former President George Bush. 

He called the embarrassing gaffe a “toe-curling mistake” and “one that will be seized on by Republicans” as the election race draws to a close. 

Piers warned that if Biden “continues to make such excruciating unforced errors between now and polling day”, the Democrats could suffer at the polling booth. 

But in order to win, the GMB host said Trump would need to display “empathy” for Americans who had lost loved ones to coronavirus – after the President was accused of repeatedly downplaying the severity of the pandemic. 

He added that Trump would also need to prioritise convincing Americans he can fix the country's broken economy.

It comes as Americans headed to the polls over the weekend as early voting began ahead of next week's election.

University of Florida Professor Michael McDonald, who administers the US elections project, predicts that 150 million Americans will cast their vote this year.

This means that the 2020 election could have the highest voter turnout in over a century.

Many states have expanded in-person early voting and mail-in ballots in a bid to provide Americans with a safe way to vote amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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