Donald Trump told a rally in Kentucky last month that he has “a very good chance” of winning the 2016 presidential election.
But in an interview with CBS News that aired Monday, Trump appeared to acknowledge that his campaign has been beset by serious internal and external challenges.
Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, was asked if he was going to drop out of the race at the end of the month.
“No, I’m not.”
“I don’t think so,” he said.
“We’ve got to fight for everything.
I think we’ve got a very good shot.”
Trump has been dogged by an onslaught of negative stories about his financial and business practices.
And on Monday, CBS News’ Charlie Rose reported that Trump had begun a plan to pay his own legal bills and other expenses that have been mounting.
“If I was to lose this election, I would be very embarrassed,” Trump said of losing the election.
“I am not going to give in to anybody’s bullying.
I am not a loser.
I’m certainly not a crook,” he added.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.