Trump Denies That Obama Could Have Won a Third Term If He Had Run Against Him

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on November 03, 2016 shows US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Dade City, Florida, on November 1, 2016 and US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump in Warren, Michigan, October 31, 2016 in  Warren, Michigan. Just five days before the bitter presidential campaign comes to a head a new poll on November 3, 2016 showed a tightening race, with Hillary Clinton's edge over Donald Trump shrinking and few voters saying they remain undecided. The New York Times/CBS News poll showed the Democratic White House hopeful with 45 percent to her Republican rival's 42, a three-point lead that had diminished from the more comfortable nine-point margin she had weeks earlier. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD,JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on November 03, 2016 shows
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Dade City, Florida, on November 1, 2016 and US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump in Warren, Michigan, October 31, 2016 in Warren, Michigan.
Just five days before the bitter presidential campaign comes to a head a new poll on November 3, 2016 showed a tightening race, with Hillary Clinton’s edge over Donald Trump shrinking and few voters saying they remain undecided. The New York Times/CBS News poll showed the Democratic White House hopeful with 45 percent to her Republican rival’s 42, a three-point lead that had diminished from the more comfortable nine-point margin she had weeks earlier. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD,JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Though he is barred by the Constitution from a third four-year-term, President Obama believes voters would have supported him to victory against Donald Trump.

“I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama, 55, said during his interview on The Axe Files podcast, released Monday, with David Axelrod, his former adviser.

“I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one,” POTUS added.

Upon learning of Obama’s claims, the president-elect quickly responded with a series of tweets.

“President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.,” Trump, 70, wrote on Monday.

A couple hours later, the real estate mogul also tweeted: “The world was gloomy before I won – there was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Karen Mizoguchi