With Trump seeming to be flying, all aflame, straight down to his own demise, is it time to bring back a previous observation: That he has never really wanted the job at all.
Being outrageous, even ugly outrageous, is going to keep his notoriety in the stratosphere. And no matter how stupid, or hateful, his behavior is the core of the Trump Chump Brigades is unlikely to desert him, which will be marketing gold for ongoing web success (as in Glenn Beck).
The last few paragraphs of the "previous observation" link above are still noteworthy:
"...What you really have to ask yourself is this: Even if his ego is as big, or bigger, than his desire to earn more money (and the prestige that goes with that), how could he resist the chance to have a failed campaign launch him into a bigger media career? The whole thing is so self supporting after all. He has the automatic out of claiming he didn't lose from any fault of his own; what with all the haters, and everything rigged against him, as he is so fond of suggesting. And not having to actually deliver any of the B.S. he promised will guarantee him he market he needs to launch a subscription web channel that will likely be a gold mine for both his ego and his fiscal bottom line.
So, just stay tuned has he continues to sort of follow along on the "teleprompter" standard of a normal campaign, and the careful sprinkling of the usual bombast that will keep his base happily engaged. The former to keep it looking like an actual campaign, and the latter will ensure enough outrage to keep him from actually winning.
The only real wild card here is the Clinton Campaign. Will she self destruct enough to offset Trump's calculated balancing act? And can you imagine Trump's horror at trying to figure out just how much more bombast he has to add to counteract it?"