DONALD TRUMP CONCEDES HE MAY FALL SHORT
Orlando, Aug 12: In a rare show of humility by the boastful billionaire, Donald Trump is acknowledging that his presidential campaign faces challenges and could ultimately fall short.
The Republican presidential nominee is straying from his signature bravado as he campaigns in the battleground state of Florida, even telling a gathering of evangelical ministers on Thursdayhe’s“havingatremendous problem in Utah.” The same day, the reality show star acknowledgedthathislackof politicalcorrectnesscouldcosthim the election if Americans reject his blunt approach.
“We’re having a problem,” Trump told the ministers, adding that the next president could get to nominate up to five high-courtjustices.“Itcouldcost us the Supreme Court.”
Trump'scampaignplannedto sitdownwithRNCofficialsinOrlando on Friday. But both RepublicanPartyofficialsandTrump's campaign said the meeting was focused on Florida campaign operations and not tensions between the campaign and the GOP. The officials weren't authorized to comment publicly and requested anonymity.
Trump's exercise in selfawareness is a marked departure from his usual tenor on the campaign trail, where for months at rallies he would tick through poll numbers showing him winning as if they were sports scores of his favourite team. AP