After a widely panned performance in the first presidential debate, Donald Trump quickly moved to deliver two seemingly contradictory messages to his supporters: First, I really won. Bigly. And second, if I didn't win, it was only because the whole thing was rigged.
Remember the conservative information bubble that caused them so many problems in 2012? Trump is trying to reconstruct it, and if he succeeds, it could be a serious problem he'll leave behind if he loses in November, not just his party but for all of us.
If we know anything about Trump by now, it's that as far as he's concerned, he's a winner who always wins, because he knows how to win and he wins, with so much winning you get bored of the winning. So naturally, he declared himself the victor after Monday's debate. "Every on-line poll, Time Magazine, Drudge etc., has me winning the debate" he tweeted . "Thank you to Fox & Friends for so reporting!" Well yes, thank you, Fox & Friends.