The ongoing delusions of Hillary Clinton

Stop it, Hillary. You're not helping.

Hillary Clinton.
(Image credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Hillary Clinton should have paid more attention to her husband's former adviser Paul Begala, who once said, "Never interrupt your opponent when he's destroying himself." And even if the former Democratic nominee resists that strategy, her party might want to insist on it. Because Clinton's highly publicized and problematic book tour is rescuing President Trump from a political corner into which he had largely painted himself.

Trump has had a bumpy month with his base, thanks to some surprise engagements with Democratic leadership and a continuing reshuffle of White House personnel. His core group of populist voters have become restive, with anxiety growing over the president's commitment to the border wall and immigration enforcement. Isolationists drawn to his primary campaign have expressed dismay over his escalation of personnel in Afghanistan. When Trump undercut Republicans in their attempts to leverage the debt ceiling for budget cuts, many hardcore Trump supporters flipped out.

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