It has crossed my mind before.
What if Donald Trump's presidential campaign is one massive piece of performance art? What if it's all a ruse intended to showcase what Trump can get away with — to draw out the worst that American politics has to offer? And what if Trump is really doing all of this just to throw the election to his now-former(?) friend Hillary Clinton?
We've even written about that last one on The Fix. "Let’s all just accept the fact that Donald Trump is trying to undermine the GOP," Philip Bump wrote, tongue planted firmly in cheek (or maybe not!), shortly after Trump announced.
Well, this faux Trump ad from Jimmy Kimmel's show pretty much nails it when it comes to this brand of Trump trutherism. Kimmel's great video team imagines what Trump would say as he's revealing his hoax.