'Americans want to get their lives back': Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller

George Stephanopoulos interviews Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller on "This Week."
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Just over seven weeks until election day and the voting has already begun in the battleground state of north Carolina. Georgia and Minnesota start this week, in an election that will break new records for early voting and vote by mail. And with the days ticking by, president trump's still fighting from behind, dealing with the fallout from those explosive Bob Woodward tapes. Our brand-new poll with ipsos indicates it's taking a toll on the president. 65 .of Americans now disapprove of how the president has handled the pandemic. 67% think he acted too slowly. Less than 1 out of 3 trust what trump says about the pandemic, compared to 51% who trust Joe Biden. Let's take that straight to the trump campaign, senior adviser Jason Miller joins us now. Welcome back to "This week." Some pretty harsh judgments of how the president is handling this crisis. George, good morning. What you didn't mention that Americans very much trust president trump to help us recover with the economy and Americans also believe that president trump is the one who's best positioned to lead us to a vaccine, something that president trump I believe will deliver this calendar year in a return to normal in 2021. But George, one thing, there's a reason why Bernie Sanders and other Democrats are so concerned about Joe Biden, the lack of enthusiasm with his candidacy, last night I was with president trump in northern Nevada and what we saw were thousands of enthusiastic people. And listen to this, over 20% of the people who are at that event didn't even vote in 2016, that's why our internal numbers show us actually winning Nevada, very well positioned. Another blue state we're going to trip this year. What do you make of the criticism that so many people are showing up at those rallies without masks? We take safety very seriously. People are given masks when they come in, we do temperature checks, plenty of hand sanitizers. We encourage people to wear the masks. This is something that president trump takes very seriously. Lot of folks taking our direction here. As we approach 200,000 death from the pandemic, the president's new refrain we're rounding the corner on the virus, here's what Dr. Fauci said about that on Friday. I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with that, because if you look at the thing that you just mentioned, the statistics, they're disturbing. We're plateauing at around 40,000 cases a day and the deaths are around 1,000. So is the president still downplaying the severity of the virus? Not at all. But I think the president is accurately saying that Americans are starting to safely and responsibly reopen. All around the country. People want to get back to work. They want to get back to school. They want life to return to normal. Football coming back. Saw the NFL started on Thursday. Saw college football yesterday. More pro football today. Americans want to get their lives back. This is a key differential between president trump and Joe Biden. Joe Biden wants everyone to stay locked in their basement forever. President trump wants to be safe, responsible, get us back open. This is the key, one of the key contrasts in this race. What evidence do you have vice president Biden wants people to stay locked in their basements forever? Very simply, when he was asked if he would shut down the economy in January, he said yes -- If the scientists. That's exactly what I said, if the scientists want me to shut it down. He hasn't said who these scientists are, even Dr. Fauci hasn't said that. What we need to do is we need to safely and responsibly move forward and developing this vaccine is absolutely critical, and I think it's very dangerous that Biden and kamala Harris are throwing out these anti-vaxxers' doubt. All the vaccinemakers have come out and made it very, very clear, it's going to be driven by the experts and approved by the experts. And that's why we're moving ahead with operation warp speed. Eight different vaccines that are currently in the works we'll get America back to normal. We're going to defeat this virus, George. Everyone hopes we have the vaccine tomorrow. There's no question about that. Vice president Biden said he would take the vaccine if it was safe, even if that cost him the election. Well, he needs to share that information with kamala Harris, who was very much throwing out some different rhetoric last week. That's why they changed their tune. But the fact of the matter is, Americans know that president trump as a businessman, as someone who cuts through all the bureaucratic nonsense, is pushing this ahead. The fact that we're going to have a vaccine the same year we're getting hit by this global pandemic, this is unheard of. And if it was typically going back to the bureaucrats and the swamp Mon terse and the status quo, we have seen from vice president Biden. We would be go slowly. They didn't have an absolute pandemic. They did everything wrong. Americans don't want someone like Joe Biden did everything wrong the last time they had a chance. Only 17,000 people died from the swine flu. It's up to 200,000 from the coronavirus. President trump sent another tweet encouraging people to vote twice in North Carolina. We'll put up on the screen right now. Twitter said put a warning label on that tweet and the north Carolina attorney general responded as well saying, don't do with the president directs. To make sure you ballot counts, sign it and send it in early and then track it online what ballottrax. Why is the president telling people to vote twice because it's a felony? Reverse order, first of all, the president is not telling people to vote twice, what he's saying vote, vote early, whether it's by absentee, early voting in person, and then make sure that your vote is counted either call or show at the registrar or show up at the polls, make sure your vote has been recorded and counted. What -- If not, vote. The fact of the matter is -- hold on. You vote once, vote early, and you make sure that your vote is counted. Every American gets the right to vote and their vote counts. Let me take this in reverse order, let's go Nevada here, this clubhouse governor, this sisylak, they went and pushed through in the middle of the night, these sweeping changes to where they're moving to this unrequested mass vote by mail, plus they're keeping polling locations open, many of them open, instances of double voting. They're allowing ballot harvesting. A step above organ harvesting. Most Americans would agree with me that you have to vote by election day. You can't vote after election day. That's not how it works. They'll receive and they'll count ballots that were sent and received after the election with no postmark, think about the fraud and abuse that can happen there. That's ridiculous. Final question, the Biden campaign outraised you by almost $150 million in August, and they outspent you on television by 4 to 1, that has a lot of Republicans including the RNC chair quite worry, what do you say to them? Well, you're going to see a big increase in spending from the trump campaign this week, we're expanding into new battleground states, ads up in Arizona and Pennsylvania. Some great new ads. Look, we were outspent bigly in 2016 and president trump whooped on Hillary Clinton, so it was a great victory. It doesn't matter what the Democrats try to spend this year. We'll have plenty of money to go and run a successful campaign. We're actually on track to spend 2 to 1 over what we did in 2016 and we have some great ads showing what president trump has done for the country. A key difference between the president and Joe Biden, Joe Biden I think wants to stay in his basement with old ideas and 47 years of doing nothing. President trump is going to lead us forward. Jason Miller, thanks very much.

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