Trump, being Trump, set himself up for disaster.
His top campaign staff wanted, even demanded, to run a forensic investigation on The Donald to uncover and prepare for anything scandalous that his opponent could use against him in the campaign - but Trump flatly refused.
Donald Trump's lawyers will be in a funk – last week their client paraded several women who accuse Bill Clinton of treating them inappropriately, and demanded that their stories be heard; but on Thursday, Trump launched a searing attack on several women who accuse him – Trump – of treating them inappropriately, and who want their stories to be heard.
And some in Trump's campaign are in a funk – they've revealed that Trump rebuffed their attempts at standard campaign practice, which is to research a candidate's past so that they might mount a counterattack in the event that, oh, say something like the "grab them by the pussy" video surfaced or a small army of women shared stories of a candidate abusing them.
...The several iterations of Trump's campaign management sought, but always failed to get the candidate's agreement that they investigate his past, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Corey Lewandowski, his first campaign manager who now is a CNN analyst, wanted Trump to submit to a forensic evaluation – no; his successor Paul Manafort insisted to the point of it becoming a divisive issue – still no; old guard Trump advisers Roger Stone and Michael Cohen thought it would be a good idea – Trump didn't.
Wondering what to wear to this year's Halloween costume party? This one seems a killer for all the women out there: