Donald Trump spun it last night on Fox.
"I have heard over a lifetime that if you have really accomplished a lot and done a lot, you cannot run for high political office.
And I can see why.
I can see now why Ross Perot dropped out.... I heard from people that were involved that he was just getting hammered because he did a lot. He did a lot of deals, a lot of everything."
He then added that getting "hammered" was "certainly not pleasant", but that he could handle it, which indicated he's not dropping out quite yet.
Nevertheless, lowering expectations is a way he can keep his ego intact while falling in polls.