In recent weeks, Trump’s campaign reached it’s inevitable conclusion: Losing badly, the Republican nominee threw himself into vile conspiracies and right-wing fringe groups in a desperate stab at getting anything to stick on Hillary Clinton.
The sad state of Trump’s campaign hit its nadir with the unfounded, baffling attempts to paint Hillary Clinton as being deathly ill or possibly brain damaged. Things got particularly stupid when Trump’s number one cheerleader, Rudy Giuliani, encouraged Americans to google videos created by right-wingers on the internet to see “proof” of Clinton’s ailing health. Trump, joining in, went on an extended riff about Clinton being “medicated.”
“Hillary Clinton created an illegal private email server – deliberately, willfully, and with total premedication, premeditation.”
Could be the first way was right, actually. You know, I might like the first way better. Premedication. Premedication, I think I like it. Alright. Premedication. I love that!”
Clinton, to her credit, has mostly shrugged off these pathetic attempts to smear her health. However, it became clear that Trump had no intention of ever trying to run a serious campaign when he announced that he was appointing the owner of Breitbart to be his campaign’s CEO. Breitbart, one might recall, is a site that caters almost exclusively to white nationalist conspiracy theorists. The message is clear: Things are only going to get worse from here.
In what is being described as a campaign-defining speech, Clinton electrified the crowd with a monumental beat down of Trump’s obsession with conspiracies. It was brutal.
— POLITICO (@politico) August 25, 2016
“His latest paranoid fever dream is about my health. And all I can say is…Donald, dream on. But, my friends, this what happens when you treat the National Enquirer as gospel.”
Not missing a beat, Clinton also pointed out that Trump loves to associate with the right-wing radio host Alex Jones, who at various times has described 9/11 as an inside job and Sandy Hook as a false flag played out with “crisis actors” and not real children. One thing she didn’t mention – but should have! – was Jones’ obsession with genetically-engineered fish people.
— Todd Dracula (@ToddDracula) August 23, 2016
While visiting his show, Trump told Jones:
“Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down.”
Trump has an eye for associating with the best people.
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