Trump Protects His Past By Superseding It

This is just a casual observation, but I’m pretty sure that the Clinton campaign is sitting on top of a dossier of Trump atrocities that details every single imprudent thing he’s done and said since he claimed his feet didn’t work well enough to fight the Viet Cong. They probably have it mapped out so that they can release the best tidbits in drips and drabs, obviously saving the best stuff for the Fall, or whenever they badly need to get the focus off themselves. I’m sure it’s all very detailed and meticulous, and the only debate has been over how to fit it all in and which pieces are going on the cutting room floor.

The thing is, I just don’t think they’ll ever get to most of it. When Trump isn’t attacking fire marshals and the parents of fallen soldiers, he’s kicking babies out of his rallies. When is there ever going to be time to make him explain that Andrew Dice Clay was only making a joke when he thanked him for the whores at his 44th birthday party?

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