Just before Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States, he had a conversation with Bill Clinton.
According to five different aids present for the conversation “Clinton encouraged Trump’s efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party”.
While I am one to usually dismiss conspiracy theories out of hand, I recalled at the time wondering why Bill Clinton would be advising his friend Donald Trump to run for president as a Republican.
I also wondered why this was not getting more mainstream media coverage, but at the time, Trump was not considered to be a serious contender, so I laughed it off.
But a few weeks later Donald Trump did indeed announce his candidacy and much to the surprise of many, he was running as a Republican, despite an already overcrowded field.
Trump came out blazing, with a counterintuitive approach that marginalized millions of potential voters and left many scratching their heads.
As he continued to make comments slandering women, Hispanics, blacks and even the handicapped, millions speculated wildly on what his goals could possibly be.
After all, it is hard to win an election while alienating so much of the country’s population.
Still Trump’s poll numbers continued to rise.
I thought back to the conversation with Bill Clinton and while I was unwilling to speculate publicly, I did muse to a friend…
“Could he be mocking the GOP? He seems like a caricature of how the media depicts Republicans. He’s paranoid, misinformed, xenophobic and full of mean-spirited opinions. I don’t take his campaign seriously. I think he is trying to promote something.”
Then suddenly, Trump started talking about breaking off from the GOP and making a third party run.
Why would he break off when he was the front-runner?
If he did this, he would split the conservative vote and guarantee a win for the Democrats.
I thought again about Bill Clinton’s encouragement of Trump.
He sure is “playing a large role in the Republican Party” I thought “He is destroying any chance they have of winning the election.”
Still, I dismissed the theory, as I dismiss all such theories, as possible, but unlikely and difficult to prove.
When people mentioned it to me, I told them that I had thought of it, but that I didn’t think Trump was even trying to win the nomination.
I pointed to the fact that he not only did not have a ground game, but that he did not even know what the term meant.
“If he was trying to be a patsy for Hillary, wouldn’t he have to actually win the nomination?” I asked one friend.
My friend countered by saying that Trump did not need a ground game, because he was the official candidate of Fox News and that they would hand him the nomination on a silver platter by giving him around the clock coverage.
“Besides, if he actually ran a strong ground game, he may become too strong.” my friend reasoned “The goal is for him to win the nomination, then tank the whole campaign.”
I can honestly say that around this time I did start to take the claim a little more seriously, but I was still a long way off from being willing to take a hit to my credibility by speaking about this publicly.
I certainly didn’t want to get into a conversation with my friend about how Fox News co-owner, Rupert Murdoch, was a longtime supporter of Hillary Clinton and had donated money to her campaign in 2016, but I had to admit that Fox’s embrace of Trump didn’t make much sense, considering that Trump was polling poorly against Clinton at the time.
If Murdoch wanted Clinton to win, then he could conceivably orchestrate this, by elevating Trump’s campaign during the primaries.
Trump is not a strong candidate versus Clinton.
In fact he ranked fourth against her in head to head polling for nearly the entire campaign.
If Murdoch actually wanted Clinton to lose, wouldn’t he have been more likely to promote Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio or John Kasich?
All three candidates scored markedly better in head to head matchups against Clinton, especially Kasich, a moderate from the swing state of Ohio, who was defeating Hillary by more than 15 points in projected matchups.
But Murdoch, a friend and donor to Hillary Clinton, turned his network into a twenty-four hour a day info-mercial for Donald Trump, a candidate that he was openly critical of.
This is curious, but when you consider that Fox News co-owner, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, is one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors, the Trump Plant Theory becomes even more intriguing.
Alwaleed bin Talal, dislikes Trump immensely and has even called for him to step down as a presidential candidate.
So why are these two billionaires, donating to Hillary Clinton while promoting Donald Trump?
This is a question worth answering.
This is the smoking gun.
The point where I started to turn the corner from sane rationalist to election conspiracy theorist, was when one of my friends from New York commented on how strange Trump was acting.
“I know people who have rented from Trump.” she said “A few black people and one Hispanic lady and they have always described him as kind and amenable. I wonder what happened to him to turn him into such a bigot.”
Anecdotal evidence is all but worthless, but in this case it’s true, Trump has long been outspoken against racism. In fact, in 2000 he turned down an opportunity to run for president, because he did not want to be even loosely associated with Pat Buchanan, who had just received an endorsement from David Duke, whom Trump called “a bigot, a racist, a problem.”
And then there was the fact that Trump had been a donor to the Democratic Party for decades, until the sudden switch to attack Barack Obama regarding his place of birth, after a bitter primary between Obama and Clinton.
At the time, I wondered if Trump had initiated the birther movement because he was being protective of his friend Hillary, whose campaign he financially supported in 2008.
Some will say that Trump’s attacks on Obama are evidence of his racist views, but Trump has a history of being a Democrat who supports equality, so his recent Nazi-esque behavior certainly seems at odds with his past record.
In fact, Trump’s entire family are loyal Democrats.
In New York they were not even allowed to vote for him, because they had forgotten to change their voter registrations to Republican.
Then there is the matter of a woman’s right to choose.
Trump has long described himself as “very pro-choice”, so why the sudden insane talk of punishing women for having abortions?
Donald Trump is nearly 70 years old.
It is rare that people radically change ideologies so late in life.
When you include the fact that Trump went from being a proponent of universal healthcare, to suddenly being against it, we are left to wonder if perhaps The Donald had suffered a massive head injury late in 2015.
What else could explain the sudden change of his entire political philosophy seemingly overnight?
I thought back to the conversation with Bill Clinton.
“Oh my dog!!!” I thought “I’m a conspiracy theorist!!!”
But what would be Trump’s motivation?
What could the Clinton’s possibly use to lure him into making a complete jackass out of himself when he is worth $3.2 billion dollars?
I will answer that question with a better question;
Why does Donald Trump refuse to release his tax returns?
Could it be because, after bankrupting so many businesses, that Trump himself is bankrupt?
Could it be that his tax returns would show money coming from curious sources, leading to an investigation, that would ultimately prove that he is running a false flag campaign for his friends, the Clintons?
Could I be completely insane?
All of these options seem equally likely at this point.
I would suggest that people view my arguments with skepticism, but I would also suggest that you look for patterns in the media to see if there might be some validity to what I am saying.
While not necessarily causal, you will notice that every time something negative comes out about Hillary Clinton (Wikileaks anyone?), Trump jumps up front and center with some insane comment that pulls all the media attention to him.
For example, the day that a a federal judge granted a Freedom of Information Act request that exposed that Hillary Clinton was offering political favors in exchange for donations while she was Secratary of State, Donald Trump called for Clinton’s assassination and the entire corporate media focused on Trump’s comments and ignored this huge scandal that would have surely caused her to lose ground in the polls.
It is interesting that Trump’s comments rarely focus on issues.
Clinton is an easy target to attack on the issues, as she is literally caught in one form of scandal or another nearly every week, but Trump usually refrains from attacking her obvious treachery.
Instead he attacks her on her husband’s infidelity or makes comments about her failing health.
These comments have the desired effect of making Clinton into a sympathetic character, which causes people to rally around her and defend her.
If Trump were to speak on the issues, he would have the opportunity to educate the masses regarding her corruption and could potentially win the election, but by making personal, ugly attacks, he instead illicits sympathy for her and actually recruits voters on her behalf.
It is not as if accusing the “Democratic” Party of rigging an election is beyond the bounds of reason, considering that Wikileaks recently published thousands of emails, showing that they did exactly that to Bernie Sanders.
While I cannot prove that Donald Trump is working to insure a Hillary Clinton presidency, the preponderance of evidence is staggering and definitely should cause even the most anti-conspiritorial person to put this election under a microscope.
I’ll take my tin-foil hat off now.
It’s really starting to make my head itch.