Hillary Rodham Clinton is finally saying it: "Trump could be president."

In a last-ditch fundraising email on election night Tuesday, her team warned Clinton supporters to get ready for a Trump-Clinton general election and to join in attacking him with gusto.

"You could look at him and think, 'There's no way he'll ever get elected,' and then just wish him away.

"But we can't. Trump can win a general election if people like you and me assume that he'll collapse under his own weight, that someone else is going to stop him. If all we do is hope that everyone's going to come to their senses, we're going to be watching President Trump's inauguration come January," wrote Christina Reynolds, deputy communications director:

Friend --

Tonight, Donald Trump could become the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

It's worth taking a second to remember how we got here: For months, we watched the GOP basically leave him alone. They didn't take him seriously, they didn't pay attention -- they just crossed their fingers and hoped that he'd go away by himself. By the time the other GOP candidates decided to attack Trump, it was too late, and now he's almost certainly going to be their nominee.

It'd be easy for us Democrats to do the same thing now -- Trump is so offensive, so vulgar, so self-evidently awful. You could look at him and think, "there's no way he'll ever get elected," and then just wish him away.

But we can't. Trump can win a general election if people like you and me assume that he'll collapse under his own weight, that someone else is going to stop him. If all we do is hope that everyone's going to come to their senses, we're going to be watching President Trump's inauguration come January.

If you want Donald Trump to lose, you have to be the one to stop him. Chip in, help us hit our one million donor goal, and let's stop Trump: Donate $1

Thanks,

Christina

Christina Reynolds

Deputy Communications Director

Hillary for America

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com