Florida Republican’s Conspiracy Theory: Trump is a Democratic Scheme to Make GOP Look Bad
A Florida lawmaker says that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is actually a scheme by the Democratic Party to make Republicans look bad.
State Representative Carlos Curbelo, a freshman Republican who represents Miami, told Colombia’s W Radio that Trump is possibly a “phantom candidate.”
“There are too many important national, local, international topics to waste time talking about a person who, I repeat, in my judgment is irrelevant – and who quite possibly is a phantom candidate recruited by the left to create this entire political circus.”
Curbelo, who is supporting Jeb Bush, offered a similar theory on a Miami talk radio show.
“I think there’s a small possibility that this gentleman is a phantom candidate,” he said. “Mr. Trump has a close friendship with Bill and Hillary Clinton. They were at his last wedding, he has contributed to the Clintons’ foundation, he has contributed to Mrs. Clinton’s Senate campaigns. All of this is very suspicious.”
The Florida Democratic Party laughed off Curbelo’s accusations, suggesting he “take off his tinfoil hat.”
“Curbelo’s bizarre claim is an insult to the intelligence of his constituents and goes to show how much damage Trump is doing to the Republican Party’s brand,” said Max Steele, the communications director for Florida’s Democratic Party. “Unfortunately for Curbelo, Trump is only gaining in the polls.