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Trump news — live: Trump supporters shut down New York bridge as president says he’ll declare victory if it appears he’s ‘ahead’ on election night

Donald Trump’s supporters shut down a New York bridge as the president confided he would declare victory on election night if it ‘appears’ he’s ahead.

The president will make the claim regardless of how many votes are still being counted in key states like Pennsylvania, according to Axios.

Mr Trump has reportedly talked through the scenario over the past few weeks and plans to appear at a podium and prematurely claim he has won, three people told Axios.

Hundreds of Mr Trump’s supporters temporarily blocked the Mario Cuomo Bridge, which is named after the father of New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo.

The president’s supporters also blocked the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey, to sho support for him.

Earlier Mr Trump appeared to praise an incident in Texas which saw a group of his supporters surround a Joe Biden campaign bus.

The FBI have said they are investigating the incident, which led Mr Biden’s campaign to cancel an event due to be held in the state on Friday.

It comes as the US president prepares to hold a series of rallies ahead of election day on Tuesday.

Follow the latest updates from the White House and beyond

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