U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks for the first time about a possible defeat. Is this the turning point?
One of the ironclad rules of all election campaigners is, never speak about a possible defeat, always act 100 percent sure of victory. That is a bit silly because it completely blocks out one of the possible outcomes. The strategy behind it is to not allow any room for doubters. It bets on vacillating voters who more likely want to be on the side of the winner.
If one follows this logic, Donald Trump will lose the U.S. presidential election in November. After all, he just acknowledged the possibility of his failure in an interview. Trump told CNBC, "At the end it's either going to work or I'm going to, you know, I'm going to have a very, very nice long vacation." In an election speech in Utah, he previously conceded problems for which he was naturally not responsible. It was the media. Lying press — that is a practical excuse of Trump’s.
Because, naturally, he has otherwise done everything completely right — invented stories about a third world war with Russia, described climate change as a fiction. Just in the past days, he has once again unleashed a firestorm on intelligent thoughts: He indirectly recommended an assassination of his competitor, Hillary Clinton, whom he alternately describes as villainous or the devil. He revealed that U.S. President Barack Obama is the founder of the terror group Islamic State. And as a specialist for highly sensitive quiet appearances, he recommended removing a crying baby from the hall.
In the meantime, many Republicans have turned away from him. Just a few days ago, Republican security advisors warned voters in a historically unparalleled open letter against voting for and electing the candidate of their party to be president. This one is reckless, erratic and therefore dangerous — not one whom one would like to allow access to the famous “red button” with which the deployment of nuclear weapons could be unleashed. In the polls, Trump lies clearly behind Clinton.
Donald Trump already explained at the beginning of August that there could be only one single possible explanation for a defeat: election fraud. Because a Donald Trump can neither do anything wrong nor lose.
In the meantime, however, he has already picked out his consolation prize, a very, very nice long vacation. One would like to allow him that from the heart. Even immediately.