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Fox News: GOP Operatives Raising Possibility Trump Drops Out

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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.

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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