Coming to an agreement on coronavirus relief could pose a "huge political risk" to President Donald Trump this close to Election Day, former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Friday.
"You talk about media bias, and certainly if they do a deal at this late point in the discussion, (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi is going to say the president caved," Mulvaney told Fox Business' Stuart Varney. "The press will play up the angle and it could hurt the president politically. At this point, both for economic reasons and political reasons, I hope there isn't a deal but I think there still may be."
Meanwhile, Mulvaney said he's been campaigning for Trump in the key states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Minnesota and has seen high energy levels for him.
"The president's supporters are very energetic and they want to go out and make phone calls and knock on doors," he said. "They are looking for ways to help in looking for the campaign to tell them more of what they can do."
That energy isn't there with Joe Biden's campaign, said Mulvaney, even though money is "flowing from the left from places I don't understand, (in) numbers that are mind-boggling, but the grassroots effort does not seem to be there. I don't see it when I travel to the Midwest."
That means the race is far from being over, despite Biden's polls, he added, but "we know that was going to the case. The country is going to be divided into a closely fought election in a very interesting election night."
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