I read the other day that almost all of Trump’s supporters – 90% of Republicans according to a recent poll – admire him because he tells it as [he perceives] it is. For example, Maxine Waters is “low IQ,” Senator Mark Warner “a drunk,” and “whimpering” Jimmie Fallon less than “a man.”
In other words, they admire him because he is a vulgarian. But he’s not a clever vulgarian – his insults lack wit. I never found Don Rickles funny, but compared to Trump, Rickles seems like Churchill vis a vis Lady Astor.
For example, Trump could utilize someone on his staff to crib insults from the Internet, since plagiarism didn’t seem to hurt the campaign one iota.
“Hey, Fallon,” he might tweet, “you’ll never be the man your mother was” or he could bitchslap Maxine Waters with, “If I ever wanted to kill myself, I’d climb up the top of your ego and jump down to the level of your IQ.”
“You know Senator Warner has a bad drinking problem: one mouth and two hands.”
Har har har.
And Republicans are whining that civility is at an all time low.