I'm starting to believe that he is trying to lose on purpose
I can see why you would say that, but does he really want to lose and then have to face the Southern District of NY right off the rip?
I do remember reading that after the 2016 Election , the Trump team was planning for Trump TV and to buy and build Trump hotels in the south that were econmically friendly. Like a Holiday Inn Express type but under the Trump Brand.
Maybe he wants to get back to these plans