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According to a Politico report, Donald Trump privately acknowledges that he is headed for defeat.
June 28, 2020 8:57 PM (UTC)
This article originally appeared on Raw Story.
According to a Politician report, Donald Trump privately acknowledges that he is heading for defeat in November, as his campaign is affected by polls that show him far behind the expected Democratic opponent Joe Biden in the critical states necessary to secure his re-election.
In the week after a disastrous campaign rally in Tulsa before a small crowd, allies warn the president that there appears to be no path to a second term after what helps the term “the worst stretch of his presidency.”
According to the report, the president’s equally disastrous Fox News interview with host Sean Hannity “horrified” aides close to the president.
“What should have been an easy interview with Fox News presenter Sean Hannity on Thursday horrified advisers when Trump offered a labyrinthine and unanswered answer to a simple question about his goals for a second term,” wrote Alex Isenstadt of Politico. . “In the same vein, the normally self-assured president offered tacit recognition that he might lose when he said Joe Biden ‘will be their president because some people don’t like me, maybe.'”
According to a prominent Trump adviser who worked on the president’s career in 2016, the prospects for a victory in November are quickly out of reach.
“Under the current trajectory, President Trump is on the precipice of one of the worst electoral defeats in modern presidential elections and the worst historically for a sitting president,” said former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg before adding that, if Trump’s electoral numbers collapse further, “He will realistically face a loss of more than 400 electoral votes and the president should strongly reconsider if he wants to continue running for Republican presidential candidate.”
The report notes that the Trump 2020 campaign has taken steps to stop the bleeding by bringing back some former advisers, but Politico’s Isenstadt wrote that it may be too little, too late.
“Those internal moves have done little to calm Republican nerves about the president’s personal performance. Fox News host and Trump favorite Tucker Carlson issued a forceful warning on his show this week that the president” could well lose this Election. “South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, another close ally of Trump, told reporters that the president should make the race” focus more on politics and less on his personality. “
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