Fox News aired a report Sunday alleging that for the first time, GOP operatives are raising the possibility that President Trump may forego reelection if his poll numbers “don’t rebound.”
The report from senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino, political reporter Andrew O’Reilly, and producer Lydia Moynihan drew a sharp rebuke from the Trump campaign, which called it “the granddaddy of fake news.” It seems likely to reignite the president’s combustible relationship with Fox.
Per The Hill:
“It’s too early, but if the polls continue to worsen, you can see a scenario where he drops out,” a GOP operative who asked to remain anonymous told Fox News.
Gasparino also reported that one “major player” within the Republican Party described “Trump’s current psyche as ‘fragile.'”
For his part, Gasparino isn’t convinced.
not convinced yet; he’s got time and he’s running against an opponent who is literally hiding in his basement. Plus the public isn’t focusing yet on just how left wing @JoeBiden has become, so much so, he can bring himself to denounce rioting.
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) June 28, 2020
The Trump campaign pushed back on the report, citing polling from the last election showing then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a similar lead in June 2016.
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