The Prophecies of Tubbidamus
Conrad Black predicts his friend and Republican nomination hopeful Donald Trump will “mop the floor” with rival Democrat Hillary Clinton and win the U.S. election this fall.
—Reported by Michael Shulman, CTVNews.ca, March 2, 2016.
…I am no statistician, do not consult computer algorithms, and have no experience as a pollster…. However, my experience as an author of American history, biographer of two American presidents…and as someone who has closely followed every election cycle since Dwight D. Eisenhower was reelected over Adlai E. Stevenson in 1956, gives me enough standing as a close observer to hazard a guess of how this campaign will turn.
—Conrad Black, conradmblack.com, Sept. 12, 2016.
In England, in the last two weeks, I engaged in three widely publicized debates about the U.S. election…. I opened each time by predicting that there would not be, because there could not be, any argument for the reelection of the Democrats….
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, National Review, Nov. 2, 2016.
In the final hours of one the most polarizing U.S. presidential campaigns in recent history, conservative political commentator Conrad Black is abandoning his prediction that Republican nominee Donald Trump will “mop the floor” with his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. The former media mogul has defended the bombastic New York billionaire throughout a rocky campaign fraught with allegations of sexual assault, lewd remarks about women, and racially charged comments regarding Mexicans and Muslims. Black told CTV News Channel’s Power Play in March that, “(Trump) wins. You can’t stop him in the Republican Party, and he will mop the floor with (Clinton)….” He backed away from that call in his latest Power Play appearance on Tuesday, saying while Trump still has “got a good chance,” he believes Clinton has the upper hand….
—Jeff Lagerquist, CTVNews.ca, Nov. 8, 2016.