After Monday’s debate the theory that Trump is colluding with the Clintons to throw Hillary the election seems plausible. Where was the adroit verbal swordsman we saw during the primary debates? Who permits someone to call them a racist in that forum without responding? Trump did everything but take a pie in the face.
Staged professional wrestling has predesignated “hero” and “villain” wrestlers to root for and against. The villain comes close to winning, but the hero prevails. Trump is playing the villain role to masterful perfection. Who else could pull off his type of antics, be taken seriously, and get this far?
A heretofore lifelong Democrat, Trump has been very cozy with the Clintons until recently. As in professional wrestling, Trump will do very well in the next debate to give the spectators a scare that the villain might win and then again take a dive in the third debate, finessed with plausible deniability.
Trump’s reward for being the bogeyman? He gets credibility and forever becomes the antihero pundit with no pay cut or oversight. If necessary, he can resurface in 2020 to eliminate any viable Republican challengers to Hillary’s reelection bid. The most insidious grift in American history.