People keep telling us it’s all over for Trump. Are his critics right this time?
Trump has been declared politically dead so many times that he could quote Twain in response: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
Reports say some GOP honchos think Trump needs an intervention. Others — like Pence — deny it.
Here’s the report:
Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus, former Republican New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are among the Trump endorsers hoping to talk the real estate mogul into a dramatic reset of his campaign in the coming days, sources tell NBC News.
The group of GOP heavyweights hopes to enlist the help of Trump’s children — who comprise much of his innermost circle of influential advisers — to aid in the attempt to rescue his candidacy. Trump’s family is considered to have by far the most influence over the candidate’s thinking at what could be a make-or-break moment for his campaign.
The article goes on to give examples of what has them so jumpy:
Stunned Republicans began seriously considering the idea of an exit ramp after an extraordinary few days during which Trump continually lashed out against a Gold Star family critical of his position on Muslim immigration, declared that he’d “always wanted” a Purple Heart but that it’s “easier” to receive one as a gift, and declined to endorse top Republican candidates including House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Trump has been defying conventional wisdom, and they’re afraid he will self-destruct.
On the other hand, he has already outlived 16 other GOP challengers, against Vegas odds, and did it exactly by dumping the conventional wisdom that lead Romney and McCain to their
spectacular victories embarrassing defeats against Barack Obama.
Maybe there’s life in his campaign yet?