Last night’s debate featured an orange ham-faced screaming gibbon and a confident, patient, and intelligent woman squaring off on our nation’s most important issues.
The cherry on top of it all, after Trump had spent the night rudely interrupting Clinton and barking answers into his mic was when the question of Trump’s strongest asset came up and he hilariously claimed it was his “temperament.”
I think my strongest asset — maybe be far, is my temperament.
So Clinton’s Super PAC, Priorities America, released this hard-hitting ad after the debate called “My Temperament” which features soundbites of shining examples of Trump’s unwavering self-control.
The ad features such gems as
I would bomb the sh*t out of them.”
“And you can tell them to go f*ck themselves!”
But the 30 seconds of this ad just doesn’t do Trump’s stellar temperament the justice it deserves. Trump carved himself apart from his 17 opponents by bullying them, lying about them, and tearing them down every chance he got. He said Carly Fiorina couldn’t be president because of her face, he called Jeb! low energy, he called Marco Rubio a “choker” and nicknamed Ted Cruz “Lyin’ Ted” and then attacked his wife as being ugly and his father in cahoots with the assassin of John F. Kennedy.
Trump’s picked fights with numerous reporters for doing their jobs. He started a feud with Megyn Kelly, who is a darling of the right-wing, just because she asked about his sexist attacks on women in the past — which he then blamed on her period. He slammed Katy Tur in a rally she was covering so badly she had to be escorted out to her car by Secret Service after the crowd turned on her. Anyone who writes something negative on Trump is called a “loser”,”neurotic,” or “Dopey.” He’s mocked a disabled reporter. Many media pundits are blacklisted by the campaign and denied access to the Republican nominee. This is why he has been hiding out at Fox News for most of the general election, because Trump will tolerate nothing less than abundant ass-kissing from the media and Fox News is always happy to pucker up for him.
But aside from the temperament experienced by politicians and media pundits with thick skin, Trump has lobbed attacks at the general public including a grieving Gold Star family, he has turned crowds against protesters that ended in violence, and attacked his federal judge for being “Mexican” and thereby unable to be impartial on his Trump University case. Trump has left a long trail of employees and contractors unpaid and without repercussion after he used them for services and refused to pay what he had promised to them because he’s just so even-keeled and fair.
Apparently, Trump is the most good-natured person on the stage, according to him. But this ad, and his recorded history of attacks on anyone who dared brush up against Trump’s thin skin, tell a completely different story.
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