Trump campaign beginning to accept defeat

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For all its candidates' talk of not accepting election results, it seems as though the highest non-family members of the Trump campaign are beginning to accept that Hillary Clinton will win the election.

"We are behind," campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told NBC's Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Sunday morning.


She then listed Clinton's "tremendous advantages," which mostly included Bill Clinton and the Obamas campaigning for her. It remains to be seen if Trump will be angry at Conway for making this concession, as CNN reported that he was furious with surrogates for admitting he lost the first presidential debate and chewed them out during a conference call.

Conway has also slipped up while talking about how long she'll be with the campaign, saying she is "with [Trump] until the bitter end, unless…" before trailing off on MSNBC's Hardball. She clarified she meant "unless" something happens to her family.


It also seems that Trump himself is beginning to pivot away from the election, as he's started boosting up his Trump TV pitch that is sure to be horrifying.

Sam Stecklow is the Weekend Editor for Fusion.

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