Here we go again. Trumpidity (Trump stupidity), brought on by the combination of cellophane-thin skin, rhinocerous-thick obtuseness and ionospherically high ego, which apparently make Donald Trump oblivious to how bad comments, like the ones you are about to read, make him look.
Here, from Peter Baker’s article in the New York Times, are Donald Trump’s assessments of Republican senator Bob Corker and his own hand-picked Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson:
Mr. Trump gave Mr. Corker, a two-term Republican from Tennessee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a derogatory new nickname — “Liddle Bob” — after the two exchanged barbs in recent days. He suggested Mr. Corker was somehow tricked when he told a reporter from The New York Times that the president was reckless and could stumble into a nuclear war.
Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
The Failing @nytimes set Liddle’ Bob Corker up by recording his conversation. Was made to sound a fool, and that’s what I am dealing with!
8:50 AM – Oct 10, 2017
In labeling Mr. Corker “liddle,” the president was evidently returning to a theme. He considered Mr. Corker for secretary of state during the transition after last year’s election but was reported to have told associates that Mr. Corker, at 5-foot-7, was too short to be the nation’s top diplomat. Instead, Mr. Trump picked Rex W. Tillerson, who is several inches taller but whose own relationship with the president has deteriorated to the point that he was said to have called Mr. Trump a “moron.”
Mr. Tillerson initially did not deny it, but later had a spokeswoman insist he did not say it. The president, in an interview with Forbes magazine released on Tuesday, said that even if it were true, he was at least smarter than Mr. Tillerson.
“I think it’s fake news,” he said. “But if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare I.Q. tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.”
What kind of maturity level are we dealing with here? I wouldn’t expect that from a reasonably well brought-up third grader, and we’re getting it from the President of the United States.
You’re 71 years old, Mr. President. Isn’t it time you at least started to grow up? This isn’t the playground of PS 178, it’s the Oval Office of the White House.
Why must you continue to embarrass yourself….and us along with you?