The bestest part of the “Donald Trump is a Hillary plant” meme, one that is being taken very seriously by “serious” Republicans, is that they’re tacitly admitting she has the intelligence and political chops of a pants-suited Machiavelli.
It’s so much harder for them to just admit the obvious — the Republican base really is as stupid and racist as it seems. There’s no trick being played here. This is who they are. This is who they’ve been since about 1980 or so.