Republican Donald Trump may or may not win the presidency but he far exceeded expectations in Sunday's debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton and shows he is still in the race, Fox News' Tucker Carlson said.
"He is an escape artist," Carlson said in Fox News Channel's post-debate coverage. "I don't think there's a single person in the world I live in who thought his campaign could continue after this. It will be tough for Donald Trump to be elected president."
But, he added, "the campaign is not over," and Trump defined the terms of most of the debate.
"He rattled Secretary Clinton on stage and off stage," Carlson said. "One spokesman tweeted out 'F you,' spelled it out. That is the kind of response to a campaign that is bewildered."
Trump's main advantage from the start was that he was not taken seriously, so the expectations were lower, Carlson said. "It's not over, which is amazing relative to expectations."
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