Donald, Hillary
A combination photo shows Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) in Palm Beach, Florida and Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) in Miami, Florida at their respective Super Tuesday primaries campaign events on March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette (L), Javier Galeano (R)

Donald Trump’s popularity as a presidential candidate has people across the country experiencing mixed feelings. While Trump’s supporters are overflowing with joy, those who have been affected by the presidential hopeful’s comments are still hoping that this is all leading to something more.

When several news outlets reminded voters that Mr. Trump had donated more money to the Clintons than to Veterans, conspirers began proposing the following controversial question: Is Donald Trump running a false flag campaign to help Hillary Clinton win this year’s presidential elections?

Back in 2011, The Washington Post reported that the real estate mogul has donated more than 1.3 million dollars to candidates nationwide, with 54 percent of the money going towards Democrats. But we need not to go back that far, just last month, Trump’s fellow GOP candidate and primary rival, Ted Cruz, made strong declarations on the subject.

“Donald Trump has written checks to Hillary Clinton not once, not twice, not three times. Ten times,” Cruz said during the Republican presidential debate in Detroit. “And four of those checks were not to her Senate campaign. It wasn’t that she was the New York senator and it was a cost of doing business. It was to her presidential campaign.”

Even though several sources have suggested that Cruz’s number is too high, they have failed to deny that the wealthy millionaire has indeed helped the former Secretary of the United States in previous campaigns.

Black Bag’s J.K. Trotter proposes three main lines of argument to support this assertion:

1. Trump cannot possibly be considered either a Republican or a conservative, once you account for his apparent political beliefs (many of which are remarkably liberal) and concrete policy proposals (or lack thereof).

2. Trump has close ties to both Hillary and Bill Clinton, and has in fact donated to her and other Democrats’ campaigns in the past.

3. Trump’s apparent intent to run on an independent ticket—should he lose the Republican nomination—indicates he cares more about splitting the Republican vote (essentially ensuring the election of a Democratic president) than he does about actually electing Republicans. He also lacks the wherewithal and/or long-term funding to mount a legitimate presidential campaign were he to become the actual Republican nominee.

Neither of the candidates has followed up on the continuous allegations, but we only have seven months left to find out. So, don’t forget to register and go cast your vote in this year’s upcoming elections.

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