Charles Blow Unloads on 'Terroristic Man Toddler' Trump

It seems safe to say that New York Times Charles Blow spends many of his waking hours thinking up insults for Donald Trump. Blow's Monday column in the New York Times lays out a litany of them.


Of course, Donald Trump's incoherent and disturbing outbursts this weekend make a job like Blow's easy.

"Donald Trump is a domestic terrorist," Blow opens. "Only his form of terror doesn’t boil down to blowing things up. He’s the 70-year-old toddler who knows nearly nothing, hurls insults, has simplistic solutions for complex problems and is quick to throw a tantrum. Also, in case you didn’t know it, this toddler is mean to girls and is a bit of a bigot."

True true and true.

More insults: "a man-boy nursing a nagging internal emptiness. He’s fickle and spoiled and rotten."

Apart from what is arguably name calling, Blow has some actual analysis of how Trump's behavior in the days and weekend after his first, disastrous debate. Quick review:

After Trump got trounced in the first debate, he went full anti-science, insisting that flimflam applause-o-meter polls, many from conservative websites, were in fact proof positive that he had won the debate.

During the debate, Hillary Clinton delivered a devastating kidney punch, calling out Trump for his sexist, bigoted comments about a Miss Universe, Alicia Machado, who had apparently gained too much weight for Trump and his pageant.

Trump has been smarting over this ever since.

He spent the week sulking and careening from fat-shaming Machado to slut-shaming her, shooting off a manic insomniac’s witching-hour tweet storm that called Machado “disgusting” and the “worst Miss U” and encouraged his followers to “check out” an alleged “sex tape” and her past.

Blow reality checks Trump with his own history, his creepy admiration of his daughter's figure, his lusty comments towards then-12-year-old Paris Hilton, his comments to Esquire in 1991, “You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of [expletive].”

When he is not making creepy sexist comments about women and girls, Trump goes after the media, tweeting, “Anytime you see a story about me or my campaign saying ‘sources said,’ DO NOT believe it. There are no sources, they are just made up lies!”

Of course, Trump is the one who lies and who insists his people maintain anonymity. Yes, it's yet another case of the proverbial name-calling pot. And Blow is pretty sure it Trump's now revealed instruction to his flunkies to start trotting out Bill Clinton's sex scandals as a way of attacking Hillary will backfire.

"I think Trump is falling into a trap here," Blow writes. "I think in his anger and haste he is severely underestimating the empathy people have for a betrayed spouse, who might, in misdirected anger, blame the victim, believe the unbelievable, and grant unearned forgiveness. Love makes people do crazy things, and a broken heart isn’t a physical wound but a psychic, spiritual one. It hurts like hell and people often respond in ways that are less than honorable, but ultimately understandable."

Then Blow just goes off against the "puerile, sophomoric sniveler" who should be laughed into hiding and crushed.

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