So Strumpet wants to risk national security by having the Russians hack into the federal government computers to get Hillary's emails, what the everlasting fuck?
Donald Trump revels in breaking the rules of campaigning, of political correctness, of pretty much everything. He has smeared whole ethnic groups, mocked the disabled and disdained women not meeting his standards of “beauty”. Each time, we ask whether finally - finally - he has gone too far. And each time his polling numbers return the answer. He has not.
Yet. Let’s try again. Is Mr Trump inviting a foreign power - Russia, no less - to use its well-known talents in cyber-espionage to delve into the emails of his political opponent, Hillary Clinton, and then disseminate those parts they consider most damaging not a new reach even for him?
It was to be expected that when he invited reporters to his Doral golf club and resort near Miami airport on Wednesday Mr Trump would detonate an especially toxic armament. The Democrats are in the midst of their clamourous but nonetheless attention-grabbing convention in Philadelphia.
Keeping the attention of the country on him has been the nuclear turbine of his campaign. He doesn’t spend millions like Ms Clinton on TV ads, he just makes noise himself. And so he did.
The Doral comment sparked a quick Clinton rebuke. “This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent,” Jake Sullivan, Mrs. Clinton’s chief foreign policy adviser, said. “This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”
Mr Trump has previously cast doubt on Russia being behind the DNC breach. When invited by a journalist at least to call on Russia to desist if it is involved, he demurred. “I’m not going to tell Putin what to do,” he said. “Why should I tell Putin what to do?” That led him to describe how much cleverer Mr Putin is at foreign relations that either Ms Clinton or President Barack Obama.
The line between carefully calculated bomb-drop and off-the-cuff quipping for effect is always hard to discern when it comes to Mr Trump. Sometimes he strikes target with cruise-missile accuracy while pulling the trigger with a blindfold on. Certainly his Doral comments had not been communicated to his running mate, Governor Mike Pence, who on Wednesday said Russia should be made to pay “the consequences” if its involvement in the DNC hack is proved.
But Mr Trump should know this. At some point he will make his hill of garbage so high that instead of giving him a road to the highest office in the land it will bury him. And then he will not win in November or even come close to winning. He will be utterly destroyed by Ms Clinton and by a country that will have awoken to the terrifying and ridiculous threat that he really is
And it looks like Russia was behind the DNC email hack after all.
Let's start chanting "Lock him up!"