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2016 Postmortem

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Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:47 PM Jun 2016

Democratic lawmaker says Trump could be a secret Clinton plant: Bill and Donald Ďare buddies [View all]

For a long time, there’s been a conspiracy theory floating around that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump decided to run for office at the behest of the Clinton family as a way to destroy the GOP and pave the way for Hillary Clinton’s presidency.

Now at least one Democratic congresswoman is openly musing about the idea that this conspiracy has some truth to it.

In an interview with The National Review, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) talks about rumors she’s heard about Trump being a secret Clinton plant — and she can’t dismiss the idea entirely.

“There are some theories on the internet that this is Bill Clinton’s best political deal,” says Kaptur, who supported Hillary Clinton’s rival Bernie Sanders in this year’s Democratic primary. “That he and Donald are buddies, and they have a lot of similar friends in New York, and he has masterfully selected a friend who maybe by October will say, ‘You know, this is very boring. And I’m going to get out.’ Do I believe it 100 percent, do I believe it 2 percent? You know, you really wonder.”

While it’s unlikely that Trump is in cahoots with Bill Clinton to ensure a Hillary Clinton victory this fall, it is true that Trump has acted exactly as you’d expect a pro-Clinton plant to act. After all, he’s sown division and chaos within the Republican Party and has also helped drive the GOP’s favorable ratings to their lowest ever.

In other words, even if he’s not a plant, he’s doing a really good job of acting like one.



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"Theories on the internet". Yep, and so are theories about aliens building the pyramids tonyt53 Jun 2016 #1
Lol. All by itself it's ridiculous. Quite aside from Hortensis Jun 2016 #60
Is it actually illegal? How could they prove he intended to lose? Kentonio Jun 2016 #62
How does one respond to that level of crazy? RandySF Jun 2016 #2
She defeated Dennis Kucinich in that messed up redistricting DonViejo Jun 2016 #8
She's trolling the GOP. It's hysterical. nt msanthrope Jun 2016 #34
I've been saying this since he entered the race. woodsprite Jun 2016 #3
Well now you have some company. Not much, but some. tonyt53 Jun 2016 #5
LOL ... Now, that made me laugh. Thanks. 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #37
It was my very first thought when he first surged. JackRiddler Jun 2016 #40
I still love this 2015 People magazine article that lays out evidence for a Trump Clinton alliance GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #42
Me too. I find it quite humerous that now some are claiming he only wanted the publicity Live and Learn Jun 2016 #52
Trump is the king of all narcissicists. cali Jun 2016 #4
Exactly right PJMcK Jun 2016 #12
Anyone who believes that shit probably buys a LOT of tin foil. nt MADem Jun 2016 #6
That was my first thought. In_The_Wind Jun 2016 #13
And spray paint to huff. grossproffit Jun 2016 #15
What we have is a Sanders supporter, being interviewed by the right wing national review, and of still_one Jun 2016 #59
Well bat shit crazy knows no part lines. eom MyNameGoesHere Jun 2016 #7
That would be totally Hillarious. gordianot Jun 2016 #9
Funny, I think something similar but the opposite based on the same thing CBGLuthier Jun 2016 #10
Let me guess, she endorsed Sanders? grossproffit Jun 2016 #11
Yep... DonViejo Jun 2016 #22
Thanks. I only read the headline. grossproffit Jun 2016 #24
You're welcome. Not a big deal DonViejo Jun 2016 #27
Everything has seemed felix_numinous Jun 2016 #14
Then again billymike Jun 2016 #16
Well..he was Democrat for 8 years. Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2016 #17
Yep. nt Live and Learn Jun 2016 #53
Isn't Marcy Kaptur from Ohio..... LenaBaby61 Jun 2016 #18
Yes, she's from Ohio. Her district is in the northwest... DonViejo Jun 2016 #36
Haha...... quickesst Jun 2016 #19
No way Kaptur predicted Trump would top a field of 17 GOP candidates. oasis Jun 2016 #20
I agree totally with this: sadoldgirl Jun 2016 #21
Yeah, if his goal was to lose his brand name & be the laughing stock of the world grossproffit Jun 2016 #26
Not at all: sadoldgirl Jun 2016 #35
His brand name is shit now. That's a fact. grossproffit Jun 2016 #39
Nope. That is not how it works in America. nt Live and Learn Jun 2016 #55
+1000 nt Live and Learn Jun 2016 #54
A Bernie supporter believes conspiracies she saw on the internet. sufrommich Jun 2016 #23
lol nt BootinUp Jun 2016 #66
True. all arranged by the BFEE who can do anything zappaman Jun 2016 #25
Trump Is the Only Republican Nominee jamese777 Jun 2016 #28
It would explain SO much Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #29
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #30
They are not friends DesertRat Jun 2016 #32
All part of the game. nt Live and Learn Jun 2016 #56
"Keep your friends close... jamese777 Jun 2016 #38
Posted to so I can be sure to find it again. 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #31
K & R AzDar Jun 2016 #33
I think it's a mostly RW meme. ucrdem Jun 2016 #41
Those Clinton's sure are smart...maybe we should make one of them president! nt eastwestdem Jun 2016 #43
There was a time.... Peachhead22 Jun 2016 #44
Hundreds of millions? Got a link for that? I think his publicity has been mainly free. nt Live and Learn Jun 2016 #57
Sounds far fetched to me, bvar22 Jun 2016 #45
can you think of anyone else she could beat? Doctor_J Jun 2016 #46
I can think of someone she could beat jamese777 Jun 2016 #47
+1000 nt Live and Learn Jun 2016 #58
The take away is the last line in your OP. Juicy_Bellows Jun 2016 #48
I'm beginning to agree he's a plant...but for the RNC. The GOP is going to be wiggs Jun 2016 #49
Since the Clintons Jamaal510 Jun 2016 #50
I do believe someone has been reading DU. That certainly has been my theory. nt Live and Learn Jun 2016 #51
No one expected him to be successful. JohnnyRingo Jun 2016 #61
Unlike but he's acted that way...hmm, if it looks like a duck, and acts like a duck... HereSince1628 Jun 2016 #63
Marcy Kaptur is virulently anti-choice. yardwork Jun 2016 #64
Marcy, Marcy, Marcy! OilemFirchen Jun 2016 #65
If so it'd be one of the greatess political moves in US history. joshcryer Jun 2016 #67
Maybe she's helping Hillary by saying it? After all, tRUMP supporters 2cannan Jun 2016 #68
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