"This election is Donald's to lose and so far the Democrats have
been clever about baiting him and he generally has bitten," Ross
said in an email to Reuters late on Wednesday.
Ross said Trump's reaction in recent days to criticism by the
parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain killed in the Iraq war
"has enabled the Democrats to turn the table and instead of the
behavior of the quintessential Washington insider being the
issue he is in danger of letting the Democrats make his behavior
be the issue."
Ross added, "I assume this will change soon."
A spokeswoman for Trump did not respond to requests for comment.
Ross, who has made billions of dollars betting on bankruptcies
and distressed assets, is a critic of Democratic presidential
nominee Hillary Clinton's trade views.
The comments by Ross are the latest by Republican politicians
and supporters expressing concern over the Trump campaign ahead
of the Nov. 8 election against Clinton. Groups of wealthy
Republicans unhappy with Trump have been privately courting
prominent peers to join them in backing Clinton.
Meg Whitman, a prominent Republican fundraiser, endorsed Clinton
(Reporting by Jennifer Ablan; Editing by Carmel Crimmins and
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