Donald Trump Approaches The Finish Line As Unhinged As Ever

AP

Donald Trump is coming down the final stretch with just a few final conspiracies about Hillary Clinton he hopes will push him over the edge.

With three days to go, at a rally in Tampa Saturday morning, Trump teetered right off the edge of reality and into the conspiratorial tone that has been the hallmark of his campaign.

“Can you imagine Anthony Weiner has probably every classified email ever sent,” Trump said, drawing attention early and often to Clinton’s email scandal that has plagued her campaign. “Probably studied every single one.”

Ever since the FBI announced he was re-opening the investigation into Clinton’s emails, Trump’s been happy to volunteer answers to questions left in its murky wake.

Trump said that Weiner’s computer included “brand new emails” that were “likely including some very, very classified information” even as it is unclear if and what the FBI is looking at.

The crowd chanted “lock her up” as Trump called Clinton “dishonest” with “no energy.”

The attacks pivoted to the more personal ones that Trump has lobbed against his adversaries all election cycle.

“If she were to win, it would create an unprecedented constitutional crisis. If she ever got into the Oval Office, Hillary and her special interests and her donors would rob this country blind,” Trump said.

He added later, “She’s got a lot of experience, but it’s all bad experience.”

Trump was as rambling as ever Saturday, grabbing a baby from the audience who he called a future construction worker, pulling a sign from the audience that read “Cuban women for Trump,” and boasting that unlike Clinton, he didn’t “need Jay Z to fill up arenas.”

“I’m asking you to dream big,” Trump told his audience as he closed.

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Lauren Fox is a reporter at Talking Points Memo.

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