On Monday, new Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, a former CIA counter-terrorism officer, and former GOP Chief House policy adviser, took the center seat on Special Report with Bret Baier and three panelists who peppered him with a variety of different policy topics, including taxes, terrorism, immigration and foreign policy.
Out of the gate, almost humorously, Bret Baier reads a question from someone on Twitter, who asked, “What do you really think you’re accomplishing besides helping elect Hillary? Are you a Hillary supporter?” This is a question that really should be asked of Donald Trump, considering the way he seems to rescue Hillary by saying something stupid that takes over the news cycle every time bad news comes out about her.
“Well, certainly not. I’m the furthest thing from it. Donald Trump is already losing this election badly,” McMullin answered. “When I entered the race six days ago, he was ten points down on a national level. State polls, in critical states over the last couple of days shows he’s even further down in them.”
“Donald Trump has no chance of winning this election,” McMullin confidently asserted. “He alienated too wide a swath of the American population. He continues to put his foot in his mouth. He’s weak. I think he’s melting down. I think his campaign is melting down. He has no chance of winning. He is ensuring that Hillary Clinton is elected to be our next president.”
McMullin then dropped a bombshell on Trump, stating that the bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor is in the “middle of a serious meltdown,” while planting doubt of his being able to make it to the November election.
“I don’t know that Trump is going to make it through. I think he is in the middle of a serious meltdown right now, as is his entire campaign. I don’t know if he’s going to make it.
I don’t know how long RNC [Republican National Committee] support lasts, and under what terms, but he’s very fragile now.”
Whether Trump’s meltdown is so severe that he would drop out of the race at this juncture remains to be seen, but McMullin’s contention that Trump is losing badly may be an understatement. Setting aside national polls that show him down, depending on the poll, often in double digits, key battleground or swing state polling shows him losing in all but one, Missouri.
As Trump might say if he were being honest, it is a “disaster.”
Additionally, Trump’s disaster is putting states in play for Hillary that almost always go Republican and even weak GOP candidates John McCain and Mitt Romney won, like Arizona and Utah.
Trump claimed over the weekend that in Pennsylvania the only way Hillary Clinton could possibly beat him is by “cheating,” a ridiculous claim since it’s a state where Trump is losing by double digits.
Moreover, Trump seems to already be setting up excuses for what is looking like a probable loss, ramping up unfounded charges that the “election is rigged,” a charge he made about the GOP primary until he won it.
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As you can see from the two-part video below, McMullin answers policy questions with ease, as well as with clarity and confidence. He may not be quite as conservative on some issues as Ted Cruz, but he’s certainly more conservative, as well as more emotionally stable, than Donald Trump.
On Monday, Evan McMullin for President announced that they had officially been placed on the election ballot in Utah, after announcing last week that he will also be on the ballot in Colorado.