The US President Donald Trump appears to have decided to accept the strong the competition that he faces from Joe Biden. The unusual comment that he came up with in an interview to Fox News clearly indicates that Trump admits defeat to his adversary and competitor Joe Biden.
“[Biden’s] going to be your president because some people don’t love me, maybe,…All I’m doing is doing my job.” was all he told the host Sean Hannity on Thursday. Maybe there are several reasons that President Trump has reached this conclusion. One such huge reason can be the lacklustre response to the much hyped rally in Oklahoma. There have been other indications as well, like the recent polls which predict a clear mandate for Biden.
The NPR/PBS/Marist poll concluded that the Biden stands above the halfway mark against Trump. Another survey from the New York Times suggested the same trend.
One of the strongest factors that has brought a huge change in the poll prospects for Trump has been the way he handled the pandemic situation and tried to pass the buck to China every time he was confronted. The infection in the US under Trump has risen to such levels that the EU is contemplating banning the entry of the US nationals into its territory.
The Coronavirus pandemic apart, Trump has also been criticised for the widespread racial unrest in the country. The recent interview should definitely hold an indication – especially with his body language and a sort of “response that appears to be quite non-responsive” where he admitted his likely defeat to Joe Biden.
Of course, that should not necessarily mean he has conceded defeat. He still has enough time on his hands, and he can hope to make a come back. But, the major issue has been the way he undermined himself in that, perhaps bad, interview. With such an attitude, he may be in for a historically worst defeat for an incumbent president. The way Trump admits defeat seems to be bringing in serious dent in his political career.