For a few months now I have been bouncing around this crazy conspiracy theory with a few friends and I thought I’d just share it with my readers just for fun. (If indeed this site has “readers”…most of my hits are just people looking to see if they can split a digital coax cable for their stereos!)
Here is the theory:
Trump is secretly working for the Clinton campaign.
It is well known that the Clintons attended Trumps 2005 Wedding. They have probably rubbed elbows on other occasions. We also know that Trump’s current policy positions are at odds with many of his past statements – particularly on abortion and gun control.
So lets look at this from Hillary’s perspective. Republicans have been trashing her since the early 1990s – and say what you want about her policies and politics – I don’t think that too many people think she is stupid.
After losing to Obama in 2008 Hillary has had a lot of time to prepare a comeback. And after watching the obstructionist hell that Republicans have put Obama through, she probably realized that if she wants to get anything significant done she not only must win the presidency, but needs to substantially weaken the Republican party as well.
If this theory is true (and like most conspiracy theories – it probably isn’t), then she probably encouraged Trump to get in the race and to say stupid things just to expose the latent racism that underpins much of the thinking of the Republican base. Totally hypothetically – in exchange for some kind of government contract or support for a favorable future tax rate or whatever… And Trump has delivered! The Republican party is somewhere on the spectrum of disarray to civil war! Additionally, Trump has solidified support for the Democratic party among women and minorities, accelerating an electoral trend that has been evident for years.
If the theory is true – then we may be watching Hillary’s revenge for the muck that Republicans have dragged her through for almost three decades. I guess hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!
Again – this is just a fun fantasy to indulge in for laughs and there is probably no truth behind it. Here are some articles debunking conspiracy theories in general:
Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? (Scientific American)
And if you are just into schadenfreude (they joy of watching someone else suffer)… You will really enjoy this article from “The Onion”:
However, if 50 years from now when the Clintons’ documents are declassified we all discover this crazy theory is true…then you heard it here first!