During his rounds on the Sunday morning propaganda circuit where he floated wild-assed conspiracy theories, Hillary hack Robby “the Kook” Mook downplayed rumors on the upcoming debates. A report from WYNC radio let it slip that celebrity power lawyer Alan Dershowitz would be playing the role of Donald Trump during the prep for what is expected to be a blistering attack on Mrs. Clinton when the two candidates take to the stage next month. The former member of the all-star O.J. Simpson ‘Dream Team’ is an exalted veteran of both the legal and media arenas and would be a big asset for Team Hillary. Mook played it off, insisting that it was difficult to find someone capable of being “someone able to recreate the Republican presidential nominee’s divisive and hateful rhetoric” that would be needed for a successful simulation.
However, Mr. Dershowitz was eager to offer up his assistance to Hillary, at least according to Politico which reports “Dershowitz: Happy to help Clinton with debate prep”:
Hillary Clinton is considering having multiple people play the role of Donald Trump in debate prep, an adviser told POLITICO — and Alan Dershowitz, a self-described “loudmouth New Yorker” who thrives in the media spotlight, would love to do it.
She just hasn’t asked.
“I’ve never been asked by the Clinton campaign,” Dershowitz told POLITICO on Sunday morning, speaking from Martha’s Vineyard, where he had attended a Clinton fundraiser over the weekend. “I have no idea what they’re internally thinking.”
Dershowitz was responding to a report on WNYC, in which host Richard Hake said the quick-talking former Harvard Law professor and well-known criminal and constitutional lawyer had been selected as the Trump proxy in Clinton’s upcoming prep sessions ahead of the first debate, scheduled for Sept. 26 at Hofstra University.
Dershowitz, an author of numerous books, said he is well-suited for the role “if they were looking for a loudmouth New Yorker. Of course I would do it if asked — I think I could do a pretty good Donald Trump impression. I’m happy to do anything to help her become president. I may campaign in Florida, where I live now.”
The question of who will play the general-election sparring partner is trickier than ever this year; the stand-in is expected to float conspiracy theories about the death of Vince Foster and invoke characters from the Clintons’ past like Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers in order to rattle the woman who could be the next president. It’s an inherently uncomfortable job for most of her friends and supporters.
Maybe he’s been asked and maybe he hasn’t, Mook is hardly a credible source of information with his accusations that Trump is a Kremlin puppet as well as his insistence that there was absolutely no influence peddling that took place at the Clinton Foundation.