Donald Trump, who has famously mocked a disabled reporter (among many others), has incredibly thin skin. Never has that been more apparent than during a recent interview with Matt Lauer, where he demonstrated exactly how much it bothers him when people don’t like him, or, heaven forbid, make fun of him.
Here’s the clip in question, via Business Insider on Twitter:
Trump slams Alec Baldwin: ‘His imitation of me is really mean-spirited and not very good’ pic.twitter.com/Ohvqqii9h4
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) December 7, 2016
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And that’s just the start. The New York Times, for example, has compiled a list of nearly three hundred people, places, and things Trump has insulted on Twitter since declaring his candidacy. Petty insults at Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are common, and he’s had documented spats on Twitter with many others, such as John Oliver, Neil Young, Alec Baldwin, random members of the public, the state of New Jersey have all been targeted during the last year and a half.
It’s not like this is a new phenomenon, either. His candidacy was started and defined by insulting others. He rose to public political prominence through his racist questioning of President Barack Obama’s birth, and delivered his candidacy speech by calling Latinos “rapists.” Almost a year ago, the LA Times had already compiled an early list of people targeted by Trump in a juvenile manner. Both Clintons, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, the state of Iowa, the media, women, Mexicans, the disabled, Sen. John McCain, Muslims, and the Pope all made that list.
Insults define who Donald Trump is. If you can’t take the heat, Donald, stay out of the kitchen. It’s about to be a long four years for you.
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