On June 29th Yahoo News released a video titled “Could Trump Drop Out of the Presidential Race ‘If His Poll Numbers Don’t Rebound?’” The brief video discusses the chance of President Trump deciding to give up due to the polls. The claims in this video have been denied by President Trump’s campaign. Is this another example of a big news source spreading false information?
Click here to watch —-> https://news.yahoo.com/could-trump-drop-presidential-race-154323249.html
A lot of this claim is based off of a tweet from Charles Gasparino. According to his profile, Gasparino is a Senior Correspondent for the Fox Business Network. He has also written five books dealing with different aspects of the financial world. In the tweet Gasparino says, “GOP operatives are for the first time raising the possibility that @realDonaldTrump could drop out of the race if his poll numbers don’t rebound.” It is not stated who this “operative” is. While the original tweet is the start of a thread, the video only highlights the first of three posts. Gasparino goes on to say that he isn’t convinced that this is going to happen. The video covers that part, but does not put as much stress on it as the first tweet.
Trump Campaign Response
The video does include a statement from the Trump campaign. A spokesman from the campaign said that “This is the granddaddy of fake news” and further argued that “They [polls] undersample Republicans and don’t screen for likely voters in order to set false narratives.”
This whole claim seems to be a form of fake news, especially considering what the polls said in 2016. It appears that Yahoo News is blowing a sliver of information out of proportion. Gasparino is right, there is plenty of time left until election day and Joe Biden seems to be staying away from the spotlight. It would be shocking if President Trump decided to drop out of the 2020 election.
Veuer, director. Could Trump Drop Out of the Presidential Race “If His Poll Numbers Don’t Rebound?” Yahoo! News, Yahoo!, 29 June 2020, news.yahoo.com/could-trump-drop-presidential-race-154323249.html.