Picked this up from the great writer at American Digest, Gerard Van Der Leun. He links an article in Taki magazine by satirist Joe Bob Briggs.
What is it about Donald Trump that makes journalists go insane?“It’s a political movement based on the First Amendment.”
If you do a Donald Trump word search on Google, and you use various combinations of the most popular descriptive adjectives, you get the following results.
In ascending order:
puerile 85,000 (not a popular term in the Midwest)
megalomaniac 261,000 (this one would score higher if it were not six syllables, therefore rendering it unusable in headlines)
condescending 452,000 (could be combined with patronizing for a higher score)
misogynistic 479,000 (misleadingly low because “woman hater” gets over a million)
immature 525,000 (should probably be combined with puerile)
boring 643,000 (wow, this one really shouldn’t make it past the fact-checkers)
Obviously these highly technical terms used in political analysis will tend to overlap, and I certainly don’t want to ignore those writers who put in extra effort to string together metaphorical invective like “a walking lie,” “a grotesque experiment,” “a witless frat boy,” “Herman Cain on steroids” (rethink that one, please, I’m having trouble connecting the reference), and “a combustible mix of P.T. Barnum updated by Kim Kardashian.” This latter one comes from Richard North Patterson writing in the Huffington Post and I’m not sure what it means, but it sounds good. The Huffington Post, by the way, instituted a policy whereby every article about Trump includes the following disclaimer:
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