Surrogate invents wildest Trump praise yet: 'Donald is a combination of a Weeble and LeBron James'
Steve Cortes speaks to MSNBC (screen grab)

Donald Trump surrogate Steve Cortes predicted that the reality TV businessman would win the election in November because he is "a combination of a Weeble and LeBron James."

During an interview with MSNBC's Kristen Welker on Tuesday, Cortes explained why he expected Trump to defeat presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton even though she was dominating him in fundraising.

"I think we're rebounding and we're going to be the LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers of campaigns," he insisted. "They were down 3-1 and came back and won, and we're already starting to see the same. Donald Trump is already starting to do better."

"Despite the fact that there have been some stumbles in June, an absolute barrage of negative publicity, Donald Trump is still tied in key battleground states like Pennsylvania," the surrogate opined. "When I was a kid, I used to play with Weebles and they would say, 'Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.'"

"Well, Donald Trump is a combination of a Weeble and LeBron James. And he is coming back strong and smart."

Welker wondered if Trump would need to abandon "rhetoric that has been actually racist" if he wanted to turn his campaign around.

"I would absolutely push back on that," Cortes replied. "And as a Hispanic who supports Donald Trump, I can tell you that there's nothing in his record -- in my opinion -- that indicates that he has any racist inclinations at all."

Watch the video below from MSNBC, broadcast June 6, 2016.