Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Trumped!: sucker edition

Matt Yglesias sees a change in the perception of Trump:
The Trump we are seeing unfold over the past 24 hours, however, is something different.
Not just a crude bully, a racist, a liar, or a misogynist — it’s Donald Trump as a sucker. The feud with the Khan family from earlier this summer is widely regarded as a self-inflicted fiasco, but at a minimum it appears to have been a genuine accident — the Khans’ speech was not scheduled for primetime, and Democrats seem to have underrated how powerful it would be.
The new war with Machado is nothing like that. The Clinton campaign laid surprisingly intricate groundwork to turn her into a major story both at the debate and in the days following it.
And Trump fell for it, revealing a new side to himself that the public hasn’t really seen before.
The artist of the con revealed as a sucker.

Reminds me of the old movie "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" in which two slick con artists (Michael Caine and Steve Martin) end up being conned by Glenne Headley. If you squint hard, Clinton looks a little like Headley, come to think of it.

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