Former President Donald Trump told “Fox & Friends” co-host Lawrence Jones he is confident he can win New York in November after rallying 25,000 supporters in the deep-blue Bronx – a district that hasn’t voted Republican in a century.

“When you see all these people here of all different backgrounds, do you think the Republican Party can win here?” Jones asked Trump on Thursday. “Can you take over the city council, the mayor’s office? The governor’s office?”

“Well, I don’t know about other races. I think we can win New York as a presidential candidate because I have a special relationship with these people,” the former president responded.

Trump’s event came on the heels of a visit to neighboring New Jersey, where he drew a crowd estimated between 80,000 and 100,000 in the traditionally blue state.

“We have the largest crowds we’ve ever had,” Trump said, explaining that he increased his 2016 vote total by about 11 million in 2020.

“I will say this, as good as 2016 and 2020 were, it’s nothing compared to what’s happening now, and you see that,” he continued.

Trump rallied a crowd of what his campaign estimated to be 25,000 supporters at Crotona Park in the Bronx on Thursday, far more than the initial 3,500 it said were expected to attend. Those numbers appeared to also include those lined up outside the event – who waited hours for a shot at getting inside even after the event began.

The thousands of people gathered to see the former president were a diverse group of people, including what Fox News Digital noted were Black, Hispanic, White, Asian and Muslim supporters. A number of attendees traveled from as far as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. Many said they were from the Bronx, Brooklyn or Queens.

A Siena poll this month found Trump trailing Biden by nine points in New York, a state that Biden carried by 23 points in 2020. 

One rallygoer told Fox News’ Alexis McAdams that Trump “absolutely” can win the Empire State.

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