If the only bad thing that happened to Donald Trump this week was that his campaign manager was charged with battery after grabbing a reporter at a campaign event last month in Florida, he might have escaped this "honor."
After all, Trump insisted that Corey Lewandowski, the manager in question, had never even touched the reporter -- and that Michelle Fields, the reporter in question, had been bothering him and had made up what actually happened on that day at the Trump National golf course. Trump, said Trump, was the one who was the victim here!
Yes, in the normal world of politics, your campaign manager being charged with battery would be bad. And not only refusing to fire him but going on the attack against the female reporter who had been grabbed would have been really, really bad. But, this is Donald Trump we're talking about. He has turned every piece of political conventional wisdom on its head -- so why not this one too?
Then came Trump's town hall interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Wednesday. And that's when his week from just bad to horribly awful.