Donald Trump has had more than his fair share of bad weeks since launching his campaign for president, but he never had one this terrible. When the results come in on election day showing Trump as the next president, we might look back at last week as the moment Hillary Clinton handed him the White House wrapped in a pretty red bow.
Clinton’s troubles started the moment she left the cozy confines of New England behind for the campaign trail. Now surrounded by a press pool, Hillary was beset with new questions about her email scandal. On NBC, in an interview with Matt Lauer, she showed America that despite having a month off to think about it, she still hadn’t come up with any new answers. She continued to repeat the same, factually-disproven statements. Lauer, of all people, came under fire for challenging her on those false statements. Apparently, it is now “sexist” for a journalist to treat Clinton like a serious presidential candidate. We’ll see how that sits with voters.
But that was just a prelude to the weekend, where Hillary’s chances of winning the presidency dwindled before our eyes. On Friday, Hillary Clinton said you could put “half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.” She demeaned millions of Americans as racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, and Islamophobic. Hillary issued an apology the next day, but her only “regret” was that she put a figure to the insult. We can now assume that she only thinks 49% of Trump supporters belong to that basket.
Then came the worst hit of all. After attending a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York, Hillary passed out on camera and had to be dragged into a waiting van. By itself, this episode might not have meant much, but it came after weeks of her campaign telling everyone who would listen that rumors about her poor health were just Republican conspiracy theories. Her campaign said that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days earlier, as though we’re to believe anything that comes out of HillaryLand from this point forward.
As we’ve seen, anything can happen in the span of two months. But if Hillary can’t pull out of this tailspin soon, she won’t be breaking any more glass ceilings…unless she falls through them in a dead faint.