The conspiracy theorist in me sees two things about Trump that I haven’t heard discussed. 1) He’s merely a foil for other conservatives and/or 2) He’s merely the chump chosen to chase Dems to the Real establishment’s preferred candidtate, Hillary Clinton.
- His being nasty allows guys like Cruz, Rubio, and Paul Ryan to denounce his hate and bigotry. And that has the effect of covering up their own hate and bigotry.
- He’s so bad that Dems will be driven to “keep the nutjob out” and vote for HC, who like Obama is a Republican in Dem clothing. Same happened with McCain/Palin.
And to make the gimmmick seem real every Repub is reacting against Trump so as not to be seen as part of the plot.