News ID: 170834
Published: 0809 GMT October 24, 2016

We are behind: Trump’s campaign manager

We are behind: Trump’s campaign manager

The campaign manager of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump admits that the candidate is lagging behind his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, with just more than two weeks ahead of the Election Day.

Since Trump’s free fall in polls following the release of his lewd comments earlier this month, he has been undermining polls conducted by various organizations in the run-up to the 2016 presidential race.

On Sunday, Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway finally admitted on NBC that the real estate billionaire is “behind” Clinton.

"We are behind," she said, noting that Clinton “"has some advantages, like $66 million in ad buys just in the month of September, thereby doubling her ad buys from August. Now, most of those ads are negative against Donald Trump — classic politics of personal destruction, cesspool kind of ads.”

She also undermined Clinton’s popularity, indirectly attesting to the popularity of former President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama.

“She has tremendous advantages: She has a former president, who happens to be her husband, campaigning for her. The current president and first lady, vice president, all [are] much more popular than she can hope to be."

She also appeared on CNN, where she undermined polls the Trump campaign claims are “rigged” in favor of the former secretary of state.

"Let me tell you something: You go out on the road with Donald Trump, this election doesn't feel over," Conway said.

Conway has been under pressure along with other Trump staffers over the former reality TV star’s comments here and there, including his refusal to accept the outcome of the November vote regardless of who wins, which made her walk away at a CNN interview, following the last debate on Wednesday.

On CNN, she was also pressured to say if she knew that Trump was planning to attack women, accusing him of sexual assault, at a major policy speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

"Well, I was there at the speech yesterday in Gettysburg,” she initially said before trying to change the subject.

When pushed again, she added, "Well, he delivers his own speeches. This is his candidacy. He's the guy who is running for the White House, and he has the privilege to say what he wants."

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