After months of feigning invincibility, it appears Donald Trump, the Republican party’s presidential nominee, is finally coming to terms with the fact that he may lose the election in November.
Trump was at a rally in Orlando, Florida speaking to evangelical leaders and he decried the various shortfalls which have plagued his campaign. He told the audience, “We’re having tremendous problems in Utah.” and that “We need help in Ohio.” Trump blamed religious voters for the Republican loss against President Barack Obama in 2012 when he said, “Had you voted for Romney, it would have been much closer. You didn’t vote for Romney, the evangelicals. Religion didn’t get out and vote.”
While the failed orange businessman braces his supporters for what is likely an inevitable loss considering how he is sinking in the polls, losing doesn’t seem to bother Trump; at least not in public. When Trump was a guest on “Squawk Box” on CNBC about what he would do if he lost he said, “I’m going to have a very, very nice long vacation.” He continued, “If at the end of 90 days I’ve fallen short because I’m somewhat politically correct even though I’m supposed to be the smart one and even though I’m supposed to have a lot of good ideas, it’s OK. I go back to a very good way of life. It’s not what I’m looking to do. I think we’re gonna have a victory, but we’ll see.”
The candidness of Trump about the state of his campaign didn’t last for long. While sharing his weakness in other states, he continued beating the drum that he would defeat Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, “I think we’ll win Pennsylvania because of the miners. She wants the miners out of business. She wants steel out of business.”
Time will tell if any of Trump’s predictions come to fruition.