“I’m worried,” Donald Trump’s former rival for the 2016 Republican mayor, who became one of his allies today, told CNBC. “It’s very volatile,” he said.

“I think if there are results, if people go back to work, if they are optimistic, if they are positive about the future, we will be able to have fantastic elections, the president re-elected by a wide margin, the Republicans winning the two chambers of Congress, I think it is a real possibility “, explained Ted Cruz.

“But I also think that if people are angry on election day, give up hope and are depressed, this could lead to terrible elections. I think we can lose the White House, the two chambers of Congress, it could be a water bath the size of the one in Watergate, “he insisted.

In 1974, Democrats significantly strengthened their majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives after the scandal that forced Republican President Richard Nixon to resign in August. And in 1976, Democrat Jimmy Carter defeated his successor, Republican Gerald Ford, notes AFP, taken over by agerpres.ro.

The United States is the most mourned country in the world by the pandemic of the new coronavirus, which left over 210,000 dead and millions unemployed, notes AFP, taken over by agerpres.ro

Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis is sharply criticized in opinion polls, even though his support among Republicans remains very strong.

In the same interview, Ted Cruz accused Democrats in Congress of trying to exacerbate the anger and suffering of Americans to provoke such a wave of elections, while negotiations for a new economic recovery plan stagnate.