Who are you calling a moron?

I remember when I was in fifth grade and kept losing tennis matches to a kid I despised. After one match I slammed down my racket and fumed to my mother that my nemesis was a really terrible tennis player. She brought me back down to earth by placing her hands on my shoulders, looking me in the eyes and saying: “How bad can he be, if he keeps beating you?”

Which brings me to the trash talking from the media and others on the intellectual left about Donald Trump in the wake of Michael Wolff’s new anti-Trump screed, “Fire and Fury.” The talking heads are now out in full force, once again thrashing Trump as a moron, a dangerous fool who is intellectually and temperamentally “unfit for office” and even “mentally ill.” This is what they have been saying since the day Trump announced he was running for president.

The consensus among the never-Trumpers was that his chances of winning the election were somewhere between 5 percent and zero; Hillary Clinton was going to win one of the greatest landslides in the history of American politics and even deep-red Texas would go Democratic. New York Magazine called Trump during the campaign “the crudest and most vacuous presidential candidate in human memory.” Then the dream team of top economists piled on and universally trashed Trump’s economic agenda as a recipe for “another great depression” and a “stock market crash.”

 

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