happened at all, it was just for personal gain (a not unheard-of reason).
Trump loves mischief and these two have known
Without Trump a more reasonable repug could
have been chosen.
Last summer, I didn't know what to think. Now that we've seen that there's no end to the dirty tricks which the Clinton camp is willing to use to stunt Sanders' momentum, I am sure that this was a huge plot.
Much like the Iraq War was Rove's plan to guarantee W's reelection in 2004, the plan hatched for Clinton 2016 was to have Trump take all of the Tea Party talking points and inject reality television marketing in order to secure a doomed nomination on the Republican side and embrace cheating on the Democratic side in order to disenfranchise and demoralize Progressives.