(CNN)Did Donald Trump actually believe that raising baseless accusations about the health of Hillary Clinton, who is two years his junior, will somehow cause people to stop supporting her and side with him or a third party candidate?
Even Trump’s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, seemed to disavow this new health smear, telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night that the approach by campaign surrogates was a “strategy” that was not her “style.”
Unfortunately, perhaps, for Conway, plenty of Trump talking heads have been hammering this bogus point for days people like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and even the candidate himself, who earlier this week asserted
that Clinton lacks the “mental and physical stamina” to be President.
This may come as a shock to Giuliani, but not everything on the Internet is true, especially when it just leads you to an echo chamber link of Giuliani saying the same thing. (For a helpful look at all this, check out Stephen Colbert’s takedown
, and don’t miss the clip of Trump and Giuliani’s little performance with the former New York city mayor in drag.)
Trump’s outlandish attacks may have helped him in the GOP primary but outside his base, it’s hard to believe they will be viewed with anything but alarm about the man who wants to be President.
What else will backfire for Trump? Will his next attack on Clinton make us re-examine his bigoted comments about Latinos and Muslims? Or maybe cause us to revisit the allegations of the class action fraud case pending against him in connection with Trump University?
Given Trump’s track record, it’s entirely possible.
Originally found athttp://edition.cnn.com/
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