October 14, 2016

SO'S YOUR MOTHER!:

Donald Trump Finally Went There and Took a Swipe At Hillary Clinton's Appearance (Jonathan Chait, 10/14/16, New York)

If Donald Trump has accomplished anything, it is to exhaust our vocabulary of outrage. He's a bigoted, abusive, authoritarian, racist figure who lies so far outside the normal range that he has broken the scale, making any new reading impossible. Every terrible thing simply feels like more of the same.

But in the last couple of days, Trump has sunk to new depths. In a speech yesterday, he charged, "Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special-interest friends and her donors" -- inflammatory anti-Semitic imagery reminiscent of Charles Coughlin. And then Friday, in possibly the most deranged misogynistic moment of the campaign, Trump insulted Hillary Clinton's appearance, telling his audience, "when she walked in front of me, believe me, I wasn't impressed."

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