Donald Trump’s camp has finally agreed to what pollsters have been saying for a while; that he is losing the battle for the presidential race for the United States of America.
In a press meet on NBC news channel, Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admitted that her client was trailing his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. A new poll by NBC News put him 12 points behind.
“We are behind,” Conway said. “Clinton has some advantages, like $66m (£54m) in ad buys just in the month of September, thereby doubling her ad buys from August. Now, most of those ads are negative against Donald Trump, classic politics of personal destruction, cesspool kind of ads.” She said at the NBC meet “And she has tremendous advantages: she has a former president, who happens to be her husband, campaigning for her. The current president and first lady, vice-president, all much more popular than she can hope to be.”
With just two weeks to go for the election on Nov. 8, both the candidates have stepped up their appearances in the key states.
Trump is focusing on Florida and Ohio, where he needs to win if wants to secure the 270 electoral votes needed for the presidentship.
Clinton is travelling to traditional Republican strongholds of Utah and Arizona to drum up support. With some analysts putting her chances of winning at 90 percent, Clinton wants a clear and heavy margin to stem any move by her rival to challenge her win.
Trump has been trumpeting that he believes the elections are rigged and will challenge his rival’s win.
Donald Trump has been finding it extremely difficult to get by his usual bluff and bluster after his leaked tapes of making inappropriate comments about women in 2005 to Billy Bush of AccessHoliday . The tapes have opened a can of worms with more and more women coming out about his inappropriate sexual overtures and behaviour.
Donald Trump’s answer to all the allegations has been threats to sue them all after the elections or calling them just plain and unattractive for him to have done anything like that.
His performance in the three presidential debates has also been nothing to write home about. As his campaign manager very aptly put it, “Trump was at his best when he sticks to the issues.”
But he tends to stray away from issues of national importance too often for the general citizens to believe in his rhetoric of a “Better America.”