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David Corn Tells Mediaite’s J.D. Durkin That Trump Is ‘Playing Just To Keep His Base In a Frenzy’

corn-mediaiteIn Las Vegas tonight, Mediaite’s J.D. Durkin caught up with Mother Jones’ David Corn and asked him some questions ahead of the third and final presidential debate.

Durkin asked Corn his thoughts on the guests both candidates invited to this debate, but mostly wanted to get the liberal commentator’s reaction to Republican nominee Donald Trump bringing Malik Obama, President Obama’s Trump-supporting half-brother, and Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who died in Benghazi.

Noting that Malik Obama has been tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, Corn said “it would be over” and “she wouldn’t get on the stage”if Hillary Clinton had asked him to attend. The Mother Jones writer pointed out the Trump campaign doesn’t even vet its own guests.

Corn highlighted that this seems to be a play to show Trump’s Alt-Right base that he is still a birther at heart, that it feels “very birtherish.”

“And that’s why I’m wondering if he’s playing to win or if he’s playing just to keep his base in a frenzy,” Corn told Durkin. “So he can take them afterwards to lead a political rebellion against the Republican Party or to start a TV network. Or to do both.”

Watch the clip above.

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