Friday, August 12, 2016

Trump’s Failures Build

Based on this editorial in yesterday’s New York Times—pointing out the ridiculousness of Republican Donald Trump’s recent charge that President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton somehow co-founded ISIS—Daniel W. Drezner, an American professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, suggests on Twitter that Trump has “stumbled into a campaign doom loop”:
1. Trump’s polling gets a negative shock
2. Fewer moderates attend his rallies
3. Only hardcore supporters go see Trump
4. Trump tailors speeches to get a rise out of his audience
5. With an audience of crazies, Trump needs to sound
even crazier
6. In sounding crazier, Trump’s poll numbers sink, more voters
turned off
7. Back to #2

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