Jeb Bush has suffered at the hands of Donald Trump, who has taken special glee in taunting all of his weaker opponents in the Republican field, but especially so the one-time presumed frontrunner from a previously untouchable political dynasty. Today, Jeb revealed what might be his final attempt at felling the orange beast: perpetuating the conspiracy theory that Trump was planted in the GOP race by the Clinton family.
This conspiracy is extremely delicious, though for obvious reasons not-quite mainstream. Still, the idea that Trump is purposefully sabotaging the Republican race has been percolating long enough that we covered it at-length back in August.
Yet, like just about every other counter-Trump attack, an affiliation with the Clintons has not proven to slow Trump’s momentum. In August it was revealed that Hillary Clinton had attended Trump’s wedding in 2005, but in a debate the day after that story broke Trump was able to deftly spin the association by essentially implying that he had bought Hillary’s influence.
Who knows if the Bush campaign thinks that throwing its weight behind this rumor will actually work, but, uh, it can’t be worse than whatever else they’ve been doing.
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