The New York Times took on the arduous task of compiling a list of every insult Tweeted by Donald Trump since he accepted the Republican nomination. In the print version of the paper, the list took up two full pages.
TWO. FULL. PAGES.
Just let that sink in. The man who wants to be leader of the free world has hurled so many insults since accepting the Republican nomination, his words fill two full pages of a major newspaper.
This is what that looks like.
The number comes to “281 people, places and things Donald Trump has insulted on Twitter,” and that’s what New York Times headlined their story. While the print on the image may be too small to read, the size of this list itself is obviously vast and can be read here.
In doing just a quick and dirty analysis of the text contained in the insulting tweets, the word fail/failure/failing was used 115 times. Dishonest was tweeted as an insult 74 times. Which is slightly surprising, considering Donald Trump seems to have an extremely difficult time knowing the difference between the truth and a lie.
However, most of the insults contained words the grumpy old man down the street yells at neighborhood kids while telling them to get off his lawn, words like “phony, dummy, dopey and loser.”
Isn’t that so presidential?
No longer can we call Trump a child. That’s insulting to America’s children. He isn’t a child. He is a grown man who chooses to behave in the most horrifying manner, insulting anyone who disagrees with him. It’s bad enough that Trump wages Twitter wars with celebrities and news media but, the prospect of OUR leader, OUR president easily deploying his foreign policy through an insult feud via Twitter is absolutely terrifying.
Can you imagine what his Twitter feed would look like if he actually did become President?
Well, we get a small taste of what it would be like with the disparaging words he has said about other places in the world:
“trying hard to disguise their massive Muslim problem”
“going through massive attacks to its people by the migrants allowed to enter the country”
“a total mess-big crime”
“doing many bad things behind our backs”
“not our friend”
“they’re killing us”
“we get the killers, drugs & crime, they get the money!”
“totally corrupt gov’t”
“without us, gone!”
Including the country for which he hopes to become the leader of, because nothing says “I’m proud to be an American, so I want to be the President” more than a few Twitter insults:
“has become a dumping ground for the world”
“out negotiated again”
“Iran ripped us off by making one of the best deals of any kind in history”
“we are letting criminals knowingly stay in our country”
“we are weak”
“looks more and more like a paper tiger”
“get tough and smart U.S., or we won’t have a country anymore”
“totally lost control of illegal immigration, even with criminals”
“not looking good”
“not looking smart”
“not looking tough!”
“a divided crime scene”
“it will only get worse!”
When it comes to Donald Trump, diplomacy be damned. . . to the 140 character limit, anyway.
Featured image via New York Times and Getty Images/Win McNamee/Staff