Donald Trump: Critics ‘Aren’t Really Against Me … They’re Calling Me’

Republican presidential candidate, businessman, Donald Trump, walks onto the stage during the Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Gary Coronado, Pool) MANDATORY CREDIT
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GOP frontrunner Donald Trump said he didn’t see any threats to his presidential campaign and that those who are publicly criticizing him on television actually want to meet with him.

“People that are watching, that are against me, aren’t really against me, because they’re calling me,” Trump told the media during a press conference at the Old Post Office, which is being renovated into Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Monday afternoon.

“I’ve seen people on television, [saying], ‘We have to stop Donald Trump,” and they were on the phone with me an hour and a half before, they want to set up a meeting,” he added.

“It’s just politicians,” he added. “They want to make a deal.”

“People really do want to be part of” the campaign, the billionaire stressed. “They have to embrace what’s happening.”

He also downplayed threats to his campaign. “I don’t see threats. I see people who are trying to go against me … I think they’re very misguided,” he said.

“I think the people that go against me should embrace me, and I’d embrace them real easily. They should embrace me, because I’ve brought millions [of voters]” into the GOP primaries, he said.

“I haven’t started on Hillary yet,” Trump added when talking with the press about people doubting his chance against Hillary Clinton in the general election. “When they start seeing how many Democrats are going to come over, when they start seeing the independents…when they see the people that have never voted before … I think we’re going to have a tremendous landslide.”