As Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has soared past her GOP opponent Donald Trump in recent polls, it seems Trump is taking his foreseeable loss very lightly.
On Wednesday, Trump had a very nonchalant attitude about the possibility of him losing in November and his dwindling GOP support as several Republican figures have already publicly endorsed Clinton.
“At the end [of the campaign], it's either going to work or I'm going to have a very, very nice long vacation,” Trump told CNBC. “I think we're going to have victory, but we'll see.”
In addition to seeming a bit removed from the election, the New York Daily News reports that he also doesn’t plan on changing his antagonistic approach that has gotten him on many liberal and conservative Americans’ bad side.
"I'm a truth teller. All I do is tell the truth,” he said. “And 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.”
His attitude might give credence to the suggested theory that he doesn’t even want to be president; he’s just putting on a big, outrageous publicity stunt.
Recent reports found that Trump’s criteria for choosing his vice presidential running mate included knowing the ins and outs of Washington so that, if elected, they can actually make policy decisions instead of him. That detail also raised eyebrows about Trump’s dedication, or lack thereof, to this presidential journey.
Furthermore, Trump has historically had an amicable relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton as evidenced through photographs and a recovered radio segment from 2008 in which Trump said Clinton would “make a good president or vice president” when she was running against Barack Obama.
This friendship they once had has made some voters question if Trump’s absurd campaign is really just a ploy to help make sure Clinton wins.
Ive been saying/ asking it forever .@marklevinshow whether Trump really wants to win or that he is in fact dem trojan horse to elect clinton— SavingtheRepubliccom (@BMartin1776) August 1, 2016
@RedState— musicalyte1 (@musicalyte1) August 1, 2016
I don't believe trump wants to win. I still think he is the new Ross Perot. A Clinton can't win without a fake candidate.
I Have said it before, Trump's sole aim is to destroy the Republican party so that Clinton can win! Quote me any where!!— Ezejiofor Maduabuchi (@EzejioforMadu) August 3, 2016
Maybe there is some truth to one or more of these conspiracy theories or, Trump just knows his ship is sinking and he’s trying to take it in stride.
In the last week, Trump has received widespread condemnation for his attacks against the late Capt. Humayun Khan’s parents, inviting Russia to launch a cyber-attack to find Clinton’s lost emails, and suggesting that gun rights advocates assassinate Clinton to stop her from nominating liberal Supreme Court judges if she’s elected president.
Trump may simply be realizing that there is no way to crawl out of the deep hole he has dug for himself and thus wants to pretend like he will be perfectly content win or lose.
He’d rather act like it’s not a big deal than admit his faults. It seems he is going to stick with this attitude as he told Time Magazine on Tuesday that although his advisers are telling him to “be easier, nicer, and softer” he doesn’t know “if that’s what the country wants.”
He said that he liked the way he ran the tumultuous primaries better. Mind you, during the primaries his outrageous antics included calling Sen. Ted Cruz a p***y and threatening to sic his violent supporters on Bernie Sanders fans.
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