13 times Trump looked finished, and wasn't

7. The media start to freak out

The media obsession with Trump seemed to find no bounds, with writers increasingly marveling at Trump, while dismissing him as a serious candidate.

“Trump has certainly crafted an appeal to voters who like impractical ideas,” New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait wrote Aug. 26. “But his true threat lies in the fact that Trump himself is crazy — not just ideologically, though he is certainly that as well, but in the sense that he lacks any rational connection between his actions and his goals, to the extent that his goals are discernible at all. That is also his downfall.”

By the next week, Trump had already broken into the 30s in the latest ABC News/Washington Post national poll.