On July 20, 1993, Deputy White House counsel Vince Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park in Virginia. Subsequent investigations by the FBI, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Park Police, Congress, Independent Counsel Robert B. Fiske and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr all found that Foster killed himself after a long battle with depression. Despite the evidence to the contrary, conspiracy nuts accused President Bill Clinton of murdering Foster, because, of course, they did. Now, nearly twenty-three years later Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is raising questions about his death, as well, because, of course he is.
During an interview last week, Trump brought up Foster’s suicide and said that the circumstances surrounding his suicide were “very fishy” and the conspiracy theories are “very serious.” He went on to say:
He had intimate knowledge of what was going on. He knew everything that was going on and then all of a sudden he committed suicide.
There was no less than SIX investigations into Foster’s death and they all concluded that he committed suicide, but Trump thinks it seems a little “fishy” so that settles that.
This is the second time in a week that Trump has decided that he is going to investigate all of the conspiracy theories surrounding President Bill Clinton. Apparently he thinks he is in a race with the former president. Maybe nobody has told him that he is running against a different Clinton?
Either way, while these theories may whip his base up, they will do absolutely nothing to secure the votes of the independents he so desperately needs to win. The majority of Americans give zero fucks about the right-wing conspiracy theories of the ’90s and are much more interested in the present day. But hey, as a liberal, I definitely think he should keep this up.
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