There are so many Hillary Clinton conspiracy theories circulating, there isn’t room enough for all of them in one article. The earliest conspiracy theory to surface regarding the 2016 election, is that Donald Trump isn’t a genuine candidate, but a stooge to get Hillary elected also referred to as a Clinton plant. At first the idea seems absurd, but once you think about the statements Trump has made and the way he hasn’t attacked Hillary when it would be in his best interest to do so, you must wonder why. Why does Donald Trump say the things he says and do the things he does? The theory isn’t that far off and it’s not just people wearing aluminum foil hats hiding in their soundproof basements thinking about it. BBC News reported on a tweet that former candidate Jeb Bush tweeted supposing the theory back in 2015.
Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo of Florida stated his firm belief that Donald Trump is working for the Democrats, trying to destroy the Republican party.
“Mr Trump has a close friendship with Bill and Hillary Clinton. They were at his last wedding. He has contributed to the Clintons’ foundation. He has contributed to Mrs Clinton’s Senate campaigns. All of this is very suspicious.”
There’s no proof that Donald Trump is working in cahoots with Bill and Hillary Clinton as a plant, but news that Donald Trump spoke to Bill Clinton on the phone before he announced his run isn’t helping to squash the conspiracy theories. The Washington Post discussed the phone call and said Bill, Hillary, Donald, and Melania were good friends and had been for years. The Clintons attended the Trumps’ wedding.
Though it’s a controversial idea, some believe that Bill Clinton talked Donald Trump into running. If that’s the case, then why? Why would Bill Clinton encourage Donald Trump to enter the race? Is it because Trump is really a Clinton plant?
One of the most glaring reasons that many feel lends credence to the theory, is that Donald Trump has yet to rip into Hillary regarding the DNC leak. Instead of being in attack mode and speaking only about Hillary, he continues to say terrible things that offend the nation. From the moment it was learned the DNC acted improperly by showing preference to Hillary, Trump made one gaffe after another. It seems that anyone with an iota of political strategy would have soaked in the Wikileaks reveal. Not Donald Trump. From Hillary’s F.B.I. inquiry to the DNC fallout, Trump has spent more time drawing attention to himself than focusing on bringing Hillary down. It almost seems that if Hilary Clinton faces negative coverage, Donald Trump doesn’t take advantage of it, but creates a bigger scandal with himself as lead.
Donald Trump had the perfect opportunity to attack Hillary Clinton immediately following the Wikileaks DNC hack, but instead offered words of praise to Saddam Hussein.
Donald Trump hasn’t spent time attacking Hillary Clinton like you would expect him to do. When he has a speech he runs on and on and has a difficult time reading something prepared.It would appear that after having so many gaffes and having offended so many people, Trump would take steps to maximize his time.The idea that Trump doesn’t prepare for his speeches, but tends to go off on any tangent he wants, can make you wonder if he is even taking his position seriously.
Trump has said terrible, shocking things. Interestingly, the most terrible and shocking statements haven’t been made towards Hillary Clinton or the DNC leak. Instead, the most shocking statements have been towards Republicans, John McCain, a Gold Star family, women in general, Muslims, Mexicans and more. It seems that Trump’s strategy is to attack everyone else and then when there’s a moment left over, focus on Hillary. This is not the way presidential campaigns are run or won. What would the impact have been if over the past six months, Donald Trump had limited all his negative, rude and offensive remarks solely for Hillary? Why is there a need to attack everyone else?
What do you think?
Do you agree with the conspiracy theories that say Donald Trump is secretly trying to destroy the Republican party and get Hillary Clinton elected?
Many people say they don’t care for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Is it because they’re on the same side?
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