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Former president Bill Clinton had a private telephone conversation in late spring with Donald Trump at the same time that the billionaire investor and reality-television star was nearing a decision to run for the White House, according to associates of both men.
Four Trump allies and one Clinton associate familiar with the exchange said that Clinton encouraged Trump’s efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party and offered his own views of the political landscape.
Clinton’s personal office in New York confirmed that the call occurred in late May, but an aide to Clinton said the 2016 race was never specifically discussed and that it was only a casual chat.
originally posted by: atomadelica
I think it's possible that Trump could be a DNC or Clinton campaign plant. He has flip flopped on so many issues over the years, has acting chops, and is positioning himself for an independent run that could divide the Republican or conservative vote badly enough to ensure a Democratic victory. He has also antagonized latino voters in a year where the GOP desperately needed to begin appealing to them. He could be doing it in return for the govt protecting his business interests and/or having a say in policy.
I've seen the theory elsewhere a few times before, and I'm not sold on it yet, but there is something fishy about it.