Donald Trump says that his speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night offered an optimistic message because “we’re going to solve the problems.”
The GOP nominee pushed back against critics who called Trump’s vision of a crumbling America too pessimistic, telling NBC’s Chuck Todd in an interview on Meet The Press that he intended to portray only a choice between himself and Hillary Clinton.
Asked about his statement that “I alone can fix it” — a sentiment blasted by critics as a flirtation with totalitarianism — Trump said his ability to solve America’s problems is a binary contrast with the Democratic nominee.
“I am running against Hillary. It’s not like I’m running against the rest of the world. I know people that are very, very capable that could do a very good job, but they could never get elected,” he said.