Trump isn’t one to concede defeat. While that can be an admirable quality, in this case, it was just a flat out denial of reality, and he was taking any followers who would believe it along for the ride.
We are winning and the press is refusing to report it. Don’t let them fool you- get out and vote! #DrainTheSwamp on November 8th!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2016
But in a recent interview, Trump let his guard down just long enough to show he knows the reality of the situation.
“I think we’re gonna have — whether it’s Brexit or beyond Brexit, I think we’re gonna have a Brexit situation,” Trump told Bob Thompson of WBT’s “Charlotte’s Morning News,” referring to the British referendum in which voters decided to leave the European Union. “You know, that one was behind in the polls, and I guess I’m somewhat behind in the polls but not by much. I mean, in your state, I’m 1 point, 2 points and even in three polls. 1 point, 2 points and even.”
Trump and his followers have spent a lot of time saying the polls were false, and purposefully misleading, but here he seems to be giving them credence enough to be factual. If that is the case, then we just got a brief look into just how much Trump is acknowledging his predicament.
He’s losing and he knows it.
Trump went on in the interview to say that his campaign has a much larger enthusiasm than Clinton’s campaign. That may be true for those who ardently support him, and depending on what poll you consult, Trump is running neck and neck with Clinton. However, even in those polls, people believed Clinton will still come out on top. Other polls show a double digit lead for Clinton.
So no matter how you slice it, Clinton is ahead, and this was finally confirmed by Trump himself.