Okay, so by now any astute person paying even a modicum of attention has noticed that every time some new accusation comes out against Hillary, the Donald saves her by making some big “gaffe”. James Comey makes his “she’s guilty but we’re not going to pursue it” statement and Trump praises Saddam Hussein’s ability to kill terrorists. The corporate disinfotainment machine pushes Trumps comments to the forefront and keeps it there until Comey’s statement fades as quietly as possible into the background. The DNC primary rigging emails come out, Trump praises Putin and invites foreign hackers to attack. Clinton repeats the lie that Comey “cleared her” and Trump picks a fight with a gold star family. There’s a pretty solid correlation.
Each time a new charge comes out about Hillary, Trump has to say something to distract. But the accusations against Hillary just keep coming and, according to Julian Assange, they’re not going to stop any time soon. If Trump is going to continue his successful distraction campaign, he can’t just keep repeating crazy things he’s already said. He does, anyway, from time to time, just to keep those things going but we’ve all heard those crazy things. They are, literally, yesterday’s news. If he’s going to be certain to control a news cycle or two, he needs to come up with new and ever more crazy things. But where can even the Donald go from ‘Second Amendment Solutions’ to his opponent?
He has attacked his own party. He has attacked veterans and gold star families. He suggested women seeking abortions should be jailed. He threw a baby out of a rally! He heaps praise on the likes of Putin and approves nuclear first-strike. He suggested requiring all members of a given religion wear a visible symbol to identify them. Each time, he dominates the news cycle and nobody is asking anything about Hillary. In short, the plan, so far, has worked perfectly. But where does he go from here?
That’s the game: where does Trump go with his NEXT “gaffe”? Wikileaks seems determined to release information slowly – something of a steady drip of damage rather than a simple, single punch to the gut of the campaign. This suggests we can expect some new, damning information about Hillary and the DNC in this coming week. THAT means, the Donald is going to have to come up with some newer, crazier thing. So what’s it going to be? Will the Donald suggest blowing up the moon? A hunting season on Muslims? Hillary in collusion with Stalin? Hell, it could be anything. So what’s your guess? How will the Donald distract from the next Hillary accusation?
Note: there is no prize. You just get the warm fuzzy feeling of being correct should you name the actual distraction he chooses…