Carl Icahn has been perhaps the most bizarre - and yet committed - supporter of Donald Trump in all of finance.
The man who would and wouldn't but maybe would be Trump's Treasury Secretary has stayed positive about The Donald through thin and thin, even last week when almost everyone watched the Trump campaign hit its nadir. At times it's been somewhat breathtaking to watch a guy widely considered to be a highly rational person and investor. Even at his most darkly combative (see: Ackman, William), it would have been hard to fathom Icahn speaking on the record about "Locker room talk" like he did just last week.
But it appears that now even Uncle Carl is admitting that the Trump Train is running out of steam. During a chat with Scott Wapner on CNBC's Halftime Report, Icahn took an improved question about the election and wrestled with it in real-time:
Do you think that Trump can win the election?
Carl Icahn: "I think he has a chance", but "obviously not" as good of a chance as before. pic.twitter.com/T43gZhtI5w
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) October 17, 2016
Icahn is basically looking to get back to his old business of picking stocks and harassing CEOs, but yeah he can read polls and it looks like his strange bedfellow will not be giving out passes to the Lincoln Bedroom anytime soon.