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"I'm Quiet Tonight": Steve Schmidt predicts Trump is on the verge of a humiliating defeat

Former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt said he felt calm and optimistic about Tuesday's presidential election, predicting Donald Trump was on the verge of a humiliating defeat by Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

During an interview with MSNBC's Joy Reid, Schmidt said, "I'm calm tonight. I think it's going to be a big win."

"I believe in America," he added, saying that voters clearly see the stakes in these elections. "The American people will reject and thus humiliate the worst president this country has ever had."

Schmidt specifically addressed Trump's response to the pandemic, saying he was the "deadliest president" this country has ever had.

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"I believe that the American people will reject and humiliate the worst president this country has ever had in our history," said Steve Schmidt. pic.twitter.com/GFuT3Ys2zG

– PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 3, 2020

Schmidt said:

If you step back and look at it all, I'll be calm tonight. I think it will be a big win. And I'll say that too, I'm in with James Carville. In the end, I know there is a lot of nervousness because so many people understand what the election is about. I think it's the most important election for the country since the 1864 elections, but I believe in the country. I believe in America. And that point of view tells me what I think will happen. And I believe that the American people will reject and thus humiliate the worst president this country has ever had in our history, and I say this without exaggeration. He is the deadliest president due to incompetence and wrongdoing the country is likely to ever have, a titanic failure.

This election is about what kind of country we want to be

That choice isn't just a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. It's about what kind of country the United States will be in the next four years and beyond.

Voters can choose between an America of chaos and division – lies and corruption – or an America in which we restore a sense of normality, decency and dignity to our politics.

For the past four years, Donald Trump has shown that he is incapable of being the leader this country needs. If we give him another four years in the White House, the America we can be will be so far away.

To restore this country and undo its damage, Donald Trump will face a humiliating defeat.

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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.

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