Does Trump drop out?

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I don’t know that I buy it (the Trump psyche isn’t built for losing), but all the in crowd is talking about it these days. Via Yahoo:

Crucially, Mr Trump has lost support from older white voters — typically a bedrock of support for the Republican Party and a group that was crucial to his narrow 2016 victory. Mr Trump is also trailing the former vice president in almost all the swing states.

“It’s too early, but if the polls continue to worsen, you can see a scenario where he drops out,” one anonymous GOP operative told Fox News.

Charles Gasparino, the author of the Fox News report, said in a series of tweets that he had spoken to “major players” in the Republican party for the story. One of them described Mr Trump’s mood as “fragile” as his chances of a second-term looked increasingly dim.

Another of the GOP sources cited in the report said of the likelihood that Mr Trump will drop out: “I’ve heard the talk but I doubt it’s true. My bet is, he drops if he believes there’s no way to win.”

It’s understood, of course, that Mike Pence provides an immediate pardon.

3 thoughts on “Does Trump drop out?

  1. The right wing lunatic fringe represented by today’s Republican voter, which is Trumps base, won’t allow him to drop out.

    The Bush, neo-liberal faction of the old Republican Party wishes Trump would drop out because he’s wrecking their party and they already know that lots of today’s elected Republicans are going to be delegated to the trash bin of history come November 3.

    The Reagan/Gingrich faction of the party is setting itself up for total annihilation in November.

    Ask for a mail-in ballot from your elections office if voting in person is uncomfortable.

  2. OK, I hadn’t considered the Pence pardon angle. In that case, if he’s smart, he will drop out, because his prosecution if he loses is a real possibility.

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