DON­ALD TRUMP CON­CEDES HE MAY FALL SHORT

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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

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