Donald Trump, as he has repeatedly over the course of his 14-month presidential campaign, said several things over the past week that could have caused lasting damage to any ordinary candidate. The Republican nominee invited the Russian government to uncover and release Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton’s private emails. He showed himself to be at best confused and at worst ignorant about turmoil in Ukraine. He maligned a four-star general as a failure. All were shocking in their way, though none is likely to register in a broad or lasting way among voters. Trump’s belittling of the Muslim American parents of a dead U.S. soldier may be different, according to political experts in both parties, who say the ongoing episode could challenge the notion of Trump as a Teflon candidate.
From The Washington Post: https://goo.gl/vClLkN