This has the potential to be a trainwreck: Donald Trump’s ongoing search for a debate guest who will rattle Hillary Clinton has led him to Patricia Smith, the mother of a man killed in Benghazi, who spoke emotionally at the Republican National Convention. In that speech, Smith said she personally blamed Clinton for her son’s death and that she should go to prison, which is just what the Trump campaign was looking for, apparently, as they sought to escalate from the second debate, when they tried to seat Bill Clinton’s accusers in the Trump family box.
Smith’s grief is raw and painful to watch, but equally painful is watching the Trump campaign exploit that grief. It’s especially disturbing since the mother of Ambassador Christopher Stevens has repeatedly asked Republicans to stop politicizing her son’s death.
It’s a good thing there isn’t a fourth debate or Trump might have escalated to wheeling out a skeleton and claiming it was Vince Foster.
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