Could the "King of Wrong Mountain" be joining Trumpland?
In today's edition of news you can't make up, New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports that the former Fox News contributor and reliably incorrect political prognosticator Dick Morris is in talks to join Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Morris, who was once one of Bill Clinton’s closest advisers, is reportedly being sought out for his expertise on the Clinton scandals of the 1990s as the blustery businessman has made clear he plans to dredge up decades old dirt during his general election campaign:
According to two sources with direct knowledge of the talks, the Trump campaign is in discussions with Dick Morris, the former Clinton adviser turned Clinton nemesis, about joining the campaign as a strategist. Morris would “join the Hillary unit,” one source explained. “It’s on the table,” a senior Trump adviser added. “Some of the most important info about the Clintons is 20 years old.”
Morris, who was booted from his Fox News gig in 2013 and who was recently booted from his two decades long column at "The Hill" after accepting a position as chief political correspondent at the "National Enquirer," is perhaps best known for his prediction that Mitt Romney would beat President Obama in a landslide in the 2012 election.
"The National Enquirer is one of the few journalistic outlets that has the courage to publish the truth," he hilariously said in a statement last week.
While Sherman reports that "whether a deal is imminent isn't clear," what is clear is that Trump's affinity for polls that boost his standing and tabloid trash of the variety from the Enquirer, Morris and Trump are certainly a match made in bizzaro world.