Donald Trump Dredges Up 25-Year-Old Conspiracy That The Clintons Murdered Vince Foster

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As the presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States, Donald Trump might be all about uniting the Republican party, what with saying that he would allow London’s newly-elected Muslim mayor to travel to the United States, and releasing a list of people he would consider for the Supreme Court nomination. When it comes to Hillary Clinton, however, Trump is going the conspiracy theory route, something he did to great effect by linking Ted Cruz’s dad, Rafael, to JFK’s assassination.

Naturally, Trump’s pulling Hillary’s husband into his plan. The Washington Post interviewed Trump, who brought up the death of former White House Deputy Counsel Vince Foster by suicide during Bill’s presidency, along with other Clinton scandals, to show how unqualified Clinton is to be president. “It’s the one thing with her, whether it’s Whitewater or whether it’s Vince or whether it’s Benghazi,” said Trump. “It’s always a mess with Hillary.”

Since Foster’s death in 1993, some on the far right have alleged that Foster’s demise was caused by a conspiracy that both Clintons were involved in. In his interview with the Washington Post, Trump said that while he wouldn’t talk about Foster’s death, as he didn’t know all the details, he said that the aide must have known a lot about the Clintons at the time, thus bringing the timing of his death into question.

But Trump wouldn’t ever directly blame the Clintons:

He added, “I don’t bring [Foster’s death] up because I don’t know enough to really discuss it. I will say there are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder. I don’t do that because I don’t think it’s fair.”

So Trump would never say that Vince Foster was murdered, but he would talk about other people who believe this so that the suggestion hangs there, anyway. Perhaps later on, Trump will actually name some of these people, or have them speak in advertisements on his behalf. This is, after all, what he did with Juanita Broaddrick and other women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. It’s a cynical but very savvy game Trump is playing.

(via Washington Post)