Even Trump himself was convinced he was going to lose up until the point where the numbers were coming back from places like NC/FL that showed him with lead that was larger than what the democratic candidate usually makes up with later returns. Remember seeing one reporter tweet that he had stepped away from everyone into a back room for a bit, and was trying to take it all in. Reality hitting home and all. Must have been quite the moment for him.
Seem all the more interesting in light of this account of the night (see #2).
"Shortly after 8pm on Election Night, when the unexpected trend - Trump might actually win - seemed confirmed, Don Jr told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears - and not of joy. There was, in the space of little more than an hour, in Steve Bannon's not unamused observation, a befuddled Trump morphing into a disbelieving Trump and then into a horrified Trump.
Kind of does make me wonder again if he ever really did expect to win.
Edited, Jan 4th 2018 8:35am by someproteinguy