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Troubled President Donald Trump may soon be shipping out from Washington according to a number of D.C. insiders. Among them are the MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.
The former Congressman had expressed days before, “somebody who said a high-level insider [sic] the White House…He thinks there’s a chance that you know, August, he’s way behind, that Trump drops the mic and says I’m not doing this anymore. I don’t think that’s gonna happen, but you start to look at all these breadcrumbs he’s leaving behind…”
Then last week he announced, “He’s bleeding in the polls at a precipitous rate. He knows and his campaign knows and Republican Senators know…what to do if they want to stop the precipitous slide in the polls…This looks like a deliberate attempt to drive his campaign into the ground every day. He knows what he’s doing…”
As co-host Mika Brzezinski chimed in,“He doesn’t want four more years. You can tell by his behavior…he also doesn’t like losing.”
Scarborough claims that a source from Trump’s inner circle “has told me for three years that Donald Trump fears losing a lot more than he cares about winning. And this person had said that if it became obvious to him that he was going to lose, he would do an LBJ and get out of the race…”
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh told Fox News, “This is the granddaddy of fake news. Everyone knows that media polling has always been wrong about President Trump – they undersample Republicans and don’t screen for likely voters – in order to set false narratives. It won’t work. There was similar fretting in 2016 and if it had been accurate, Hillary Clinton would be in the White House right now.”
“As was the case in 2016, the mainstream news media is relying on polling financed by their own operations and others, released publicly in order to set a narrative that conforms with their own worldviews. The president’s campaign has repeatedly called into question the validity of such polling, based on methodology, party representation in the sample, wording of questions, and other factors.”
But a Republican operative was quoted by Fox News saying: “It’s too early, but if the polls continue to worsen, you can see a scenario where he drops out.”