After the Billy Bush video broke, and then Donald Trump had a fairly successful debate performance, Leavenworth St. wrote the following:
So while he is a master communicator, and these days can seemingly escape any situation…there is almost no way the Democrats have finished with their oppo-dump.
Lo and behold!
Amazingly, by pure coincidence, three women, on the same evening, have accused Trump of sexual assault or otherwise unwanted sexual advances.
What are the odds!?
Sure these women, who have been holding on to these accusations for ten years or more, could have come out with their stories the day Trump rode down the elevator at Trump Tower for his campaign announcement, and killed, or at least severely damaged his campaign at the start.
And they could have come out before any of the primaries started, throwing that process, with the the 17 candidates into disarray.
And they could have come out after Trump started winning primaries, getting rid of him and allowing Republican voters to have that information to vote for another Republican.
And they could have come out before Trump accepted the Republican nomination, giving delegates the opportunity to choose a different nominee, possibly turning that process on its head, but still allowing the information to be used for America.
But no, they waited until we are just 25 days before election day.
Does making this coordinated attack make their accusations less credible?
No, not necessarily. But they do come off as not only political, but being used as an election-trick. The proverbial “October surprise.” Not just against Trump — but against Republicans.
And since the late campaign surprise plan is clearly their strategy, one would also assume that they’re doing it late so that Trump and others will make that claim, fight back…and of course NOT drop out, which would hurt Hillary’s chances.
Because they way this looks is that it isn’t so much an announcement that aimed to hurt and hit back at Donald Trump. If that was the aim, they could have done it any time since Trump’s first announcement.
Instead, these assault allegations are being used specifically to help the Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign.
If that doesn’t breed cynicism, its not clear what else would.
Writer Ben Shapiro tweeted this exchange, between Anderson Cooper and Donald Trump, after the 2nd debate:
This exchange is the set-up. The next week is going to be the punch line. pic.twitter.com/yppE7KHvvL
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 10, 2016
It’s almost as if Cooper KNEW that there would be specific allegations about this where he was specifically trying to nail Trump down.
But then Cooper would have had to have that information, collude with the campaign, and then sat on the info he had prior to it coming out yesterday.
But come on! What would be the odds of that happening?
Trump will be hammered from all directions on this, and it would seem to be something that would be extremely difficult to bounce back on.
The Billy Bush video was damning enough showing a crass and vulgar Trump, but it was fair to say that this was just asshole and bluster talk in private between two guys, each egging the other on.
Trump’s very bad political problem is that he is now being accused of exactly the things he bragged about doing.
This is right up there with O.J. claiming he’d “never wear those ugly-ass shoes,” then having a photo of him wearing a pair of the Bruno Maglis.
The polls for Trump post video/pre-debate were bad. There are some out today, after the debate, that seem to be better for him.
But now, 25 days out…could he possibly come back?
There would almost have to be something catastrophic occur.
And, oh by the way, you can’t believe this is the last oppo that Hillary and the press have…
An interesting view how the LOCAL press is handling a campaign by twisting events, and some (maybe contrarian) thoughts on what a potential Hillary landslide could mean…for Congress, coming this afternoon, 1pm-ish CT.
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