September 30, 2016

IT'S PAINFUL TO LISTEN TO GOOD PEOPLE DEFEND THEIR SUPPORT FOR HIM:

Trump's Overnight Twitter Tirade Sums Up His Weaknesses (ISSIE LAPOWSKY, 09.30.16, Wired)

Donald Trump, apparently, doesn't get much sleep. Because, beginning at 5:14 am, the Republican nominee for President picked up his phone and started firing off tweet after tweet about former Miss Universe Contestant Alicia Machado, who Hillary Clinton name-checked during the first presidential debate last week. [...]

That Trump would unleash a tweetstorm before sunrise shouldn't surprise anybody at this point. But this one in particular seems to encapsulate two of the biggest issues dogging Trump's campaign: his attitude toward women and his apparent problems with impulse control. They also showcase his propensity for seeding conspiracy theories, just as he has with regard to Hillary Clinton's health and President Obama's citizenship. [...]

For Trump to unleash such a temperamental attack against a woman--flaunting a sex tape that does not appear to exist, no less--is an altogether curious strategy, if it's a strategy at all.



Posted by at September 30, 2016 11:34 AM

  

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