There is no secret that Donald Trump is losing this presidential election. He knows it, the world knows it, and the voters who are voting against him know it. But Trump is going around the country poking fun at the idea of losing as if it a far-fetched idea. As if that is impossible. Perhaps that is his way of dealing with the inevitable.
He’s mused out loud about an embarrassing 2020 defeat. He has acknowledged his deficit in key polls. In fact, yesterday, a new poll showed Biden with an 18 points lead. It seems the closer we get to Election Day, the more the gap widens, and that should be. Normally the gaps close as we move closer to Election Day, and Trump knows that.
So much so that he is making appeals to two critical voting blocs – suburban women and senior citizens, two demographics he has struggled to win over. Less than 20 days before the election, the president says the quiet part out loud about his own campaign. The president is crisscrossing the country with a packed schedule, flying to some states he won handily in 2016, to deliver a final pitch for a second term and making no secret of his own shaky standing.
He told a crowd of supporters in Macon, Georgia, “Could you imagine if I lose?” “My whole life, what am I going to do? I’m going to say, “I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.” I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country. I don’t know.” Well, there is a good idea.