Hurricane May Help Swing Election to Obama: Trump

Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 4:07 PM ET

Hurricane Sandy may help swing the election in President Obama's favor, real estate mogul Donald Trump told CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Thursday.

Donald Trump: Hurricane Sandy Positive for Obama
Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, offers insight on Sandy's aftermath, its impact on communities, and the upcoming elections.

"I think it would have absolutely been Mitt Romney except for the Hurricane," Trump said of Tuesday's election. "I think the Hurricane has had a profound effect and it's going to help President Obama a lot."

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Trump said the hurricane has changed the subject from Obama's economic record to pictures of the president standing with people hurt by the storm—and that's helping him with voters.

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"It's a big boost for the President," Trump said.

He added, "It shouldn't be necessarily, but it is."

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