Former GOP nominee, Mitt Romney said in an interview that he thinks it is “highly possible” that Donald Trump could win the 2016 election, News Max reports. Mitt went on to say that he will not vote for either candidate and will likely vote for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson.
Romney went on to say that right now Trump has a strong campaign, and has “a bunch of passionate followers.” Buzzfeed reports. Mitt explained on a podcast a few weeks ago that he doesn’t think either party will win by a landslide — in his opinion, it will be a close race.
“To be honest, it’s very possible in my view that Trump wins. I wouldn’t think it’d be by a landslide, but I think he could win. I think he could lose, I think he could lose by a landslide. But, I don’t know which it’s going to be and a lot of that depends on what happens to Hillary Clinton. Is there a meltdown moment, or some implosion of some kind?”
Romney admits he didn’t support either party but said that you have to give Donald Trump credit. He started the bid for the White House as a very unlikely candidate and was able to snag the GOP nomination and have a real shot at becoming the President of the United States.
Mitt also stated that it is impossible to predict what could happen in the last 100 days of the campaign. Hilary may have many “tricks up her sleeve” because she’s had her eyes on the presidency for years. Even so, Mitt Romney called Clinton an “awful candidate,” that appears “inauthentic” to the American people. Ultimately, Mitt believes that most people trust Donald Trump more than Hilary.
Today sat down with President Barack Obama and asked him if he thought Donald Trump could win the election. Obama wasn’t shy about admitting that it was a possibility, but the thought “gives him anxiety.” He has made it no secret that he believes that Hilary Clinton is “well-qualified” to become the next President of the United States.
“So, my advice to Democrats — and I don’t have to give this advice to Hillary Clinton, because she already knows it — is you stay worried until all those those votes are cast and counted because you know, one of the dangers in an election like this is that people don’t take the challenge seriously. They stay home. And we end up getting the unexpected.”
President Obama explained that one of the things that concerns him about Donald Trump is he doesn’t know much about politics and refuses to dedicate the time to learn. Obama said it is evident he doesn’t have basic knowledge about nuclear weapons or the difference between Sunni and Shia in the Muslim world. He urges him to take the time to research and learn, if for no other reason not to become an embarrassment to the United States.
“I think if you listen to any press conference he’s given, or listen to any of those debates, basic knowledge —about the world or what a nuclear triad is or where various countries are or, you know, the difference between Sunni and Shia in the Muslim world — those are things that he doesn’t know and hasn’t seemed to spend a lot of time trying to find out about.”
President Obama admitted he felt a level of anxiety about handing over the country to Donald Trump, should he win the election in November. President Obama said that sometimes in politics we tolerate things we would never accept in our daily life. He believes that is why Donald Trump has such a large following right now.
“One of the weird things about politics is sometimes we tolerate things that we would never tolerate in any other field or in our personal life. We wouldn’t expect somebody to repeatedly say things that were demonstrably not true and somehow get a pass.”
President Obama said that he feels that Donald Trump is someone that likes attention and may even be surprised he got this far in the presidential race. It looks like Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama agree on one thing — Donald Trump could “possibly win” the election in November.
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