President Trump on Monday predicted wins for Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections, and argued that the economic gains created by his tax cuts would overcome the historical disadvantage the party of the president typically faces after two years.
"History is not on our side," Trump said during an event to promote the GOP tax cuts in Ohio on Monday. "We're not going to let it happen to us."
Trump warned his supporters against staying home in November despite the prosperity many have begun to enjoy as a result of Republican tax legislation.
"The people that voted for us become complacent a little bit, they're happy," Trump said. "So the people are happy and they don't get out and they don't vote like they should, maybe they go to a movie."
The president highlighted remarks from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who recently referred to the $1,000 bonuses many workers were receiving as companies adjusted to the new tax law as "crumbs."
"Well, she's a rich woman who lives in a big, beautiful house who wants to give all of your money away," he said of Pelosi.
Trump likened Pelosi's "crumbs" reference to Hillary Clinton's infamous comments describing millions of Trump supporters as "deplorable." Clinton's quip haunted her throughout the 2016 election.
"Oh, I look forward to running against that," he said.
Trump brought up a handful of workers from Sheffer Corporation, the Cincinnati company he toured on Monday, to explain the ways they would use the extra money they had pocketed thanks to the new tax law.
Some said they would use the money to ease the pain of paying bills, while others said they would save for a new home or to start a family.