According to a thread of Tweets by Fox Business New’s Charles Gasparino, some Republicans are starting to believe that if President Trump’s polling numbers don’t improve, Trump could drop out of the race.
The thread of Tweets read:
“BREAKING— (thread)GOP operatives are for the first time raising the possibility that @realDonaldTrump could drop out of the race if his poll numbers don’t rebound. Over the weekend I spoke to a sample of major players; one described Trump’s current psyche as ‘fragile,’ I’m not convinced yet; he’s got time and he’s running against an opp onent 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. That said the speculation indicates how tense GOP operatives are about Trump losing and the party losing the senate and having their entire agenda abolished in a leftist wave election. Again lots of time and Trump has endured a horrible couple of months but that’s the snap shop.”
It is still early and there is no real sign of this happening yet, but it is obviously something to keep an eye on.
If Trump does not run for a second term, he will be the first one term president (that didn’t take over as a VP after the sitting President’s death) to not run for re-election after one term since Rutherford B. Hayes in 1881.