Even Trump-backing Republicans are bracing for a massive loss -- and it's only August
Donald Trump speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's 2015 Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Normally, you don't start to see elected officials admitting that their presidential candidate is toast until late September or early October.

This year, it's happening in August.

The Hill has done some interviews with several Congressional Republicans who all say that Hillary Clinton is very likely to win the presidential election in November.

"I think it will be Hillary," admitted one House GOP lawmaker who has endorsed Trump.

"If he continues the next 90 days like the last week, then he will lose big time," said another Trump-backing GOP lawmaker.

Of course, if even Trump's supporters are admitting that Trump looks doomed, you can only imagine how the Republicans who are still opposed to his candidacy are feeling.

"This is like a football game where you hate both teams," one anti-Trump Republican told The Hill. "You root for a tie — and maybe some minor injuries."

That said, some anti-Trump Republicans are hoping that a Trump loss will actually force the party to reexamine itself and implement needed reforms.

"Another autopsy will occur and the next time I hope lessons will be learned," Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) told The Hill.

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