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Jeb Bush recently suggested that Donald Trump's campaign is a false flag for Hillary Clinton, and I have heard a few people mention this sort of thing in the past as well. What evidence is there to support this, and what evidence is there against this?

I'm not really familiar with the situation, but this whole idea strikes me as fishy. I'm trying to determine whether this is plausible, or just an interesting, but wrong, conspiracy theory.

closed as primarily opinion-based by Oddthinking Dec 16 '15 at 6:39

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    How would we ever know the secret motivation of a person? – Oddthinking Dec 16 '15 at 6:40
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    One of our earliest rules was political motivations are off-topic. We want to give definitive answers, and there is no way of answering this question definitively. Trump has denied it; that's not sufficient. Even if he had admitted it, that would likewise be insufficient. This is not a hypothesis that can be scrutinised with a skeptical bent because it is unfalsifiable. – Oddthinking Dec 16 '15 at 7:21
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    You could maybe ask if Trump's campaign is as a point of fact benefiting Clinton's, but that's also not easy to answer because there are so many variables and unknowns – user568458 Dec 16 '15 at 12:13
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    Figured I'd add this here. New Wikileaks documents show that Hillary wanted Trump to get nominated. twitter.com/i/web/status/785615427913199616 – Zell Faze Oct 10 '16 at 23:03
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    The election result pretty-much disproves this idea. – Criggie Jan 23 '17 at 0:05

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