Marion McKeone: In this brain versus brawn battle, it’s brawn that Trumps every time

Timing and luck are all playing into Trump’s hands in this campaign

25th September, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures to the crowd during a campaign rally at the Sun Center Studios in Philadelphia Picture: Getty Images

As Willie Nelson wisely observed, a man (or woman) can have shit for brains if he gets two helpings of luck. Donald Trump has been extraordinarily lucky throughout this campaign, but never more so than over the past few weeks.

While everything that could go wrong with the Clinton campaign did, Trump didn’t just dodge a bullet – he dodged a hail of machine gun fire over revelations of potentially criminal activities relating to the...

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