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After recently claiming that "Obama was the founder of ISIS" and then doubling down by calling Hillary Clinton a "co-founder," Donald Trump kept at the ISIS theme in a speech this morning, quipping, "Oh boy is ISIS hoping for her!" He also made fun of Clinton's health.
Trump obviously has a different style than his Republican predecessors. People either love it or hate it. I think many conservatives find it cathartic, especially after the previous two milquetoast nominees. And the more the media ridicules it, the more satisfying to them it becomes.
The question is whether this will make any difference in the election, one way or another - either by changing anyone's vote or through turnout.
Trump is now at only 25 cents on PredictIt. Indeed, there's a 7 cent contract that Trump will drop out of the election by the end of August. Nate Silver is in line with the markets, putting the chance of a Trump victory at only 24%.
Are these low numbers partly because of Trump's speaking-truth-to-power/buffoonery or in spite of it?
I have no idea.