Comment: He's not a realist because what he's talking about isn't real.

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He's not a realist because what he's talking about isn't real.

It's not where we are at, and it's not definite.

He's clearly a pessimist. He only sees the worst possible outcome and believes there's no way to stop it.

He's even in denial that he's a pessimist. He wouldn't have to deny it, if it were not true.