After calling Donald Trump "unhinged,"
struggling GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush now appears to be joining the conspiracy theorists' camp by suggesting the front-runner may be part of a conspiracy to put Hillary Clinton in the White House.
In a Tuesday afternoon tweet to his 389,000 followers, the former Florida governor floated the idea atop an earlier posting on Trump's Twitter feed about a new poll
showing most of his supporters would vote for him if he left the GOP and ran for president as an independent.
The conspiracy theory isn't new.
Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol has also wondered if Trump could be a "double agent" working for Clinton after Trump's controversial assertion that the United States should ban all Muslims.
And the top strategist for Ohio Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign, last month speculated on Twitter if Trump wasn't a "highly secret tool created by the Clinton campaign."
According to blogger J.K. Trotter,
writing for Gawker last summer, Justin Raimondo was the first to suggest a conspiracy last July 13, saying Trump's entry into the race could be only explained by a "Democratic wrecking operation."
Conservative writer Allen Ginzburg then added fuel to the fire in a tweet days later.
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