Republican Congressman Steve King predicts this year’s presidential election will be “a landslide” — he’s just not predicting whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will win.
“I’ve thought that for months,” King says. “I think this is going to be a very volatile election. I don’t think it’s going to come down like Florida in 2000. I think don’t think it’s going to be sliced and diced in that fashion. I think dramatic things, probably several dramatic things happen…to each candidate along the way and we will have a pretty good idea on Election Day who the next president’s going to be.”
King says he agreed with “almost all” of what Donald Trump said last month in Cleveland when Trump formally accepted the GOP’s presidential nomination, especially the “big stuff” like immigration reform and lowering the corporate tax rate. But King also says he has a “history” of working with Hillary Clinton.
“I worked with her eye-to-eye and face-to-face across the table when there was no staff and no press and I can reason with Hillary Clinton under those circumstances,” King says.
King spoke with reporters today after speaking for 20 minutes on the Des Moines Register’s “Soapbox” at the Iowa State Fair. King got a couple of boos when he took the stage, but there were no protester disruptions or boos during King’s remarks. One man stood silently at the back of the crowd holding a sign which read: “Steve King Doesn’t Speak For Me!”