Jeffrey Gundlach: “I’m Not Even Sure [Trump’s] Going To Run”

by | Jun 20, 2019 | Headline News | 16 comments

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    The infamous “bond king”, Jeffrey Gundlach says he thinks it’s not only possible that president Donald Trump will drop out of the presidential race, but that he may not even run.  Gundlach says it will all depend on the economy and if it tanks before the 2020 reelection, Trump won’t even bother trying to win.

    “I am not even sure he’s going to really run,” the DoubleLine Capital chief executive told Fox Business’s Neil Cavuto during an interview Wednesday. “If the economy goes into recession and he can’t pull out by removing the tariffs, there’s very little for him to run on.” And there is a mountain of growing evidence that the economy is going into a recession and that the tariffs have been financially disastrous for Americans.

    Citing historical precedent, Gundlach noted: “Lyndon Johnson ran for a while too and then pulled out because of the war problems. Things can change.”

    Just last week, Gundlach predicted a 40% to 50% chance of a U.S. recession within the next six months and a 65% chance of a recession in the next 12 months. And that’s exactly what he says Trump’s reelection hangs on.  While we agree Trump will have a hard time getting reelected as more people experience financial pain of his tariffs and an economic downturn, he does have a strong base; one we’d wager is going to be tough to crack. People have been loyal to Trump in spite of his policy mistakes and gun control, so Gundlach could be wrong on this one.

    Trump is seen as “patriotic” and a “real American” which voters on the right and those more in the middle tend to lean towards. Whether Trump is a patriot or not matters little; perception is often all that counts when it comes to voting.

    Trump kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida.  If the economy holds out and the stock market keeps gaining, Trump will win reelection in spite of the other grim data.

    There are plenty of articles out there explaining why Trump will lose reelection, and saying the economic growth is not the president’s doing. However, they are quick to say that a recession is all Trump’s fault as many people ignore reality and focus on the menial surface numbers.



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      1. Trump is already running. The Orlando rally was a huge success Trump raised 26 million in one day. Trump is sticking to his guns. The Trump Voters are savvy enough to know if the economy tanks its not Trumps fault. The Dimocraps are the ones who are stupid. They try to accuse Trump of what Hellery and her cohorts actually have done. bullshit article. no basis in fact.

      2. wishful thinking, Mr. Gundlach?

      3. idiot

      4. The media is already throwing Biden under the bus. Who could win against Trump? Most of the gaggle running don’t have a chance in hell of beating him. I think he gets re-elected.

        • Ditto to all three comments

        • JIV,
          Never underestimate the stupidity and fickleness of the American public. That is why I’m hiding out in the middle of the Pacific in the rellik compound.

          • Can I come visit rellik? I can bring my own treats!

            • Stew,
              Sure! Hawaii loves tourists, I don’t because they drive so badly. When you first get here it is a little overwhelming to most people, they drive slow, because they are gawking at everything.
              Nailbanger is on Maui. I’m on Hawaii, the “Big island”.
              I’d avoid Oahu and Kauai.
              Avoid the resorts, unless you want to spend a lot of money.

        • Jim, me also thinks Trump will get re-elected. No matter who the Dems choose they can hang it up.

      5. Trump already announced he’s running for a second term. me thinks Gundlach should lay down the crackpipe.

      6. Jeff Gundlach is anything but “infamous”. Get your hype right Mac. Sheesh.

      7. There is not one Democrap that can beat Trump and they know it. They did it to themselves and people see them for what they really are.

      8. Barry inherited all of life’s woes from W. And Donald, from Barry. The Uniparty works like a relay race.

        • Exactly. It’s like getting to vote whether the zebra has white stripes or black stripes.

      9. With the DimWits considering REPARATIONS for blacks, the odds are in Trump’s favor.

      10. The only way Trump doesn’t run is if he knows he is going to lose. In that case what replaces him will be the same puppet with a different face. Tulsi Gabbard is the only antiwar candidate out there, the warmongering democrats and republicans alike are making sure she gets no traction.

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