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Fri Sep 30, 2016, 05:34 PM

Letís dispel with this notion that Donald Trump knows what heís doing - updated


Donald Trump is an unusual candidate who does a lot of unusual things. For example, after flubbing a debate performance in which he appeared volatile, irritable, and uninformed about key issues, he did not attempt to refocus his campaign on proven message points or topics where he has a firm grasp of talking points. Instead, heís been lashing out at Alicia Machado while using apophasis to bring up Bill Clintonís marital infidelity by saying heís not talking about Bill Clintonís marital infidelity.

It seems like a bad strategy because it almost certainly is in fact a bad strategy.

But not everyone sees it that way. In certain quarters, thereís a tendency to assume that Trump is crazy like a fox.

Jon Favreau, Barack Obamaís chief speechwriter for much of his career in national politics, sees the post-debate binge in that light.

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The Trump campaign is talking about affairs because they don't want a conversation about Trump not paying his taxes or stiffing his workers.ó Jon Favreau (@jonfavs)
https://twitter.com/jonfavs/status/781181905970434048">September 28, 2016

Ken Baer, a veteran Democratic Party operative, even believes that Trumpís feud with the Khan family was a successful effort to distract attention from a bread-and-butter economic critique of Trump.


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Fri Sep 30, 2016, 05:40 PM

1. could it be both?

Maybe he's not deliberately distracting people from the more serious topics like tax evasion or sexual harassment or spending other people's money and putting his name on it, etc etc etc, but is simply doing it because his tiny mind just naturally gravitates towards the gutter. But his staff might be clinging desperately to the small advantage there is in focusing on the reality-TV shenanigans rather than the legal ones.

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Fri Sep 30, 2016, 05:54 PM

2. I think you hit on it!

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