Is Trump a false-flag candidate?

Robert Lee - Contributing Columnist

Webster’s definition of a “sham” is as follows: Something false or fake; Fraud, not genuine, to pretend.

I will get to this point in a bit, but I need to set the stage for what I want to bring out. No, I am not a conspiracy theorist, but strange things happen all the time.

Yes, Donald Trump is a Republican. He is a registered Republican in the State of New York. It is interesting to note that Donald Trump was once a Democrat. He has also donated money to people in both the Republican and Democratic parties. Most notably, he has donated money to John McCain and George W. Bush of the Republican Party, while also donating money to Ted Kennedy and John Kerry of the Democratic Party.

According to voting records, Trump is currently registered as a Republican, but in the past has been registered (and repeatedly voted) as a Democrat. In fact, he appears to have switched between the two parties at least three times in the past 14 years: In 2001, he switched from Democrat to Republican; in 2008, he re-registered as Democrat; in 2010, he re-registered as a Republican (and maintained that affiliation through to now). So Trump is certainly a Republican, but only in the sense that any voter can register as a Republican; it’s not like party officials perform litmus tests on the voters.

Conspiracy theorists, rejoice! A surprise call reveals that former president Bill Clinton returned a phone call from Donald Trump, and the two men discussed the billionaire’s interest in seeking to enter politics.

Clinton encouraged Trump to increase his visibility in the Republican Party and told Trump that he was “striking a chord with frustrated conservatives and was a rising force on the right.” Why would Bill Clinton want to help Trump? Because he was also helping Hillary. Naturally, the revelation that Trump might have received a little nudge from the GOP’s ultimate monster instantly spawned speculation that his entire candidacy was engineered by Democrats to disrupt the Republican Party while putting Hillary Clinton in the White House. I know, at this point, some who read these words will see me as someone that has lost what mind he has.

Before you judge me and my words just look at the big picture and think about it a bit. As we all know, life is stranger than any fiction that has been written. All you have to do is look back at the past eight years. So think about it a bit harder. There’s more to come.

With Trump’s controversial words about immigrants being rapists and criminals, a surprising amount of support among GOP primary voters has been earned. But whether that leads to a Trump victory in 2016 is still to be seen.

A more interesting question might be: What type of person spills to the world that you consulted a man (Bill Clinton) many in the GOP view as the party’s nemesis before throwing your hat in the ring? What was Trump thinking?

At this point you should have a lot of questions about both Clinton and Trump. I have one for you. Is Trump a plant sent by Clinton to destroy the Republican party from within without spending one dollar of his own?

We will get to finances in a moment and you will not like it. Before we do I just need to make this one point. As of the week of June 20, Hillary had over $40 million to play with. Trump had only a bit over $1 million. But later in the week, Trump did receive more donations. Why is Trump waiting to get his donation team working? He knows that he does not need it, and I am not saying that he is going to finance this sham run for the White House. He is not going to spend one cent of his own personal wealth. Has he spent any of his own money on the TV ad campaign? He has most defiantly not done so. We’re getting ahead of ourselves, but we will get back to it.

Is Donald Trump is a false-flag candidate? Is it all an act — one that benefits his good friend Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic Party, who until recently, counted Trump among her friends?

Indeed, Trump’s pronouncements — the open racism, the demagogic appeals, the faux-populist rhetoric — sound like something out of a Democratic political consultant’s imagination, a caricature of conservatism as performed by a master actor. I know some of you will say that I am lost in a make-believe world.

Really? As time goes by we will see. But first read more.

The idea that Trump is running an elaborate interference campaign on behalf of Hillary Clinton may sound absurd. But there is just enough truth to the theory and it makes just enough sense that it’s already begun to infiltrate into the minds of the voters.

It would, of course, be incredible and virtually unprecedented in modern American politics if a major party’s top candidate were to run a campaign for the purpose of electing that party’s political opponent. So what exactly supports the theory that Trump is such a candidate? His past associations and political positions suggest the theory is, if not entirely believable, not exactly unbelievable, either.

There are many lines of argument supporting the assertion that Donald Trump is running a false-flag campaign. Trump cannot possibly be considered either a Republican or a conservative, once you account for his apparent political beliefs (many of which are very liberal) and concrete policy proposals (or lack of). Trump has close ties to both Hillary and Bill Clinton, and has in fact donated to her and other Democrats’ campaigns in the past.

Trump’s apparent intent to run on an independent ticket should he have lost the Republican nomination indicates he cares more about splitting the Republican vote — ensuring the election of a Democratic president — than he does about actually winning.

Trump’s foreign policy views belie his reputation as an unconventional politician who’s willing to say what others don’t dare even think to themselves. Indeed, he sound’s like most of the other GOP presidential wannabes who have been pushed out of the election picture — with the exception that they were afraid to voice their own opinions.

So you think Trump is crazy? He may well be, but he’s just reflecting the general lunacy that afflicts large portions of the political class in this country. Far from opposing the elites, Trump is merely echoing — often caricaturing — their looniest effusions.

Finally, one has to wonder about the provenance of the Trump phenomenon. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, it’s been attributed to a populist upsurge against the elites, who are so out of touch with the people that they never saw what was coming. The media, we are told, are biased against Trump. This is one of Trump’s chief complaints and now “The People” are rising up against the Washington know-it-alls with their big mouths and pretentious airs.

Yet this analysis is lacking in one key ingredient — the facts. For the reality is that the media, far from ignoring Trump, have lavished so much attention on him that he’s eaten up coverage that would otherwise have gone to the rest of the castaways of the Republican field. And that may be a clue as to what’s really going on here. Pushed to the side is where the rest of the Republican field has gone. Think about the money that Trump has not had to spend? Think about how much Bush spent, it’s an unbelievable amount per the votes that he received in the primaries. So where is this going to lead the country? Only time will tell, but it ‘s not a place where any of want to go. I promise you that much.

The usual mainstream media tactics regarding a political outsider they hate is to ignore him or her, the example of Ron Paul should make this point. Jon Stewart pointed this out in a “Daily Show” segment (that) it took Paul three runs for the White House to get their attention.

Trump has suffered no such fate — quite the opposite. Mr. Trump’s every word has been faithfully recorded and broadcast far and wide. Over a hundred reporters crowded into his appearances in Las Vegas and Phoenix. Jeb Bush, for all the many millions stuffed into his campaign coffers, couldn’t buy that kind of exposure.

This gift to the Trump campaign is being celebrated by Democratic politicos and consultants as if it were God’s gift from Heaven. They’re watching this miracle from the peanut gallery with glee. Why? Why do they not cringe with the thoughts of what this might turn into? That being the election of Trump. I’m sorry, something is not right with what is taking place in this election cycle. The people have spoken: they want Trump as the next president. Again watch out for what you wish for, you might just get it.

Trump pushed out of the way several in the primaries who could have taken the White House from Hillary. Now just wait and see. Is it all make-believe? What will this election leave us with? Is this all in my mind and no else sees any of this? You would have to be blind to not see the facts. But what do I know? We’ll just have to wait and see. I make you this one promise: You are not going to like the outcome, one way or the other.

One last bit of info: Trump and Hillary are cousins — distant cousins, but they are related. Is the fix in?

Robert Lee is a concerned citizen and U.S. Marine veteran who owns and operates Rockingham Guns and Ammo. His column appears here each Saturday.

Robert Lee

Contributing Columnist

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