Friday, September 25, 2015
Over the past few months, Donald Trump has soared to the top of the GOP pack, largely built on his image as a tough guy who is unafraid of political correctness, and is willing and able to dish out the hard truth. He's the schoolyard bully who's on your side. He pulls no punches and doesn't walk on eggshells.
Evidently, that's all just a facade. Lately, Trump has been behaving more like a thin-skinned, whiny crybaby of a toddler. He can dish it out, but he can't take it.
Trump has given us countless examples of this. There's his numerous spats with Fox News, for starters. The latest problem? Speaking of the most recent debate, a guest contributor said "Carly [Fiorina] [castrated Trump] with the precision of a surgeon, and he knows it". Trump's response? He's once again boycotting the organization because they've been "treating me very unfairly", and he called on the FCC to fine the pundit for his comments.
When he feels "treated unfairly" or offended, Trump goes on Twitter tirades, either spouting off about his latest enemies, throwing around insults (speaking of which, you really should give the "Donald Trump Insult Generator" a spin - it's taken from comments on Trump's Twitter feed!). When he's not using his own rhetorical flamethrower, he's retweeting supporter's praise of himself or their attacks on his attackers.
When the Club for Growth started running ads against him in Iowa, Trump sent them a "cease-and-desist" letter, and dropping such comment-gems like "I am not surprised the dishonest, irrelevant and totally failing Club for Growth has resorted to attacking the definitive front runner, especially after I refused to contribute to their pathetic group".
When he performs poorly in a debate, or flops in an interview, it's always the interviewer's fault or the "gotcha questions". Newsflash -- running for President isn't a cakewalk. Get used to it!
Matt Coulter at Race42016 chronicles some more examples of Trump's inability to handle criticism. Apparently, despite his tough-guy persona, he's nothing more than an insecure narcissist.
Let's just say that I'm not a fan. Would I vote for him over Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, or Joe Biden? Sure, but good grief... we better end up with a nominee who is actually conservative and would be a presidential President, not some tantrum-throwing statist masquerading as a conservative.