Donald Trump has soared high in the polls since he first dove in. He’s outlived several contenders, including Rick Perry and Scott Walker, and it looks like he might just make it to the primary.
However, unlike, say, Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio, Trump told NBC’s Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that if he ever fell in the polls, he’d make an exit stage left and return to his business.
“I’m Not A Masochist”
Trump is flying pretty high in the polls, and has been since the beginning. His base includes the Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer and the KKK, and in August, he led the pack of Republicans in Iowa, pulling a full 28% of the Republican electorate.
But Trump announced today that if those numbers drop, he won’t be sticking around.
While speaking on NBC’s Meet the Press, Trump declared to host Chuck Todd he wasn’t “a masochist” and that if he thought he “wasn’t gonna win,” he would leave:
Number one — I’m not a masochist. And if I was dropping in the polls where I thought I wasn’t gonna win, why would I continue?”
I’m doing great in the polls. If I were doing poorly, if I saw myself going down, if you would stop calling me because you no longer had any interest in Trump because he was doing so poorly. I’d go back to my business. I have no problem with that.
Is he serious? Perhaps; time will tell.
And relatively soon, at that, because while he might win the primary, there’s no way he’s winning the general.
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