Trump, the anti-PC candidate, melts when critics use the F-word

Donald Trump’s supporters love him, in part, because he doesn’t have time for political correctness. In his telling, he needs to say what he’s going to say, and we need to be okay with it, because our country is a mess. Not only is policing language slowing us down, he says, it’s tearing us apart.

Unless you say something he doesn’t like. Then your language had better be spot-on.

In an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos published yesterday, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said of Trump’s plan to build a big, beautiful wall and make Mexico pay for it, “I’m not going to pay for that f***ing wall. He should pay for it.”

Like a four year-old who just lost a toy, Trump melted down.


In last night’s debate, Trump repeated his complaint:

Donald Trump, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Donald Trump, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

[The wall] just got 10 feet taller. I saw him make that — I saw him make the statement. I saw him use the word that he used. I can only tell you, if I would have used even half of that word, it would have been national scandal.

This guy used a filthy, disgusting word on television, and he should be ashamed of himself, and he should apologize, OK? Number one. Number two, we have a trade deficit with Mexico of $58 billion a year. And that doesn’t include all the drugs that are pouring across and destroying our country.

As one might imagine, Donald Trump is no stranger to using, ahem, the F-Word on the campaign trail. Here’s him in 2011, around the time he was flirting with the idea of running in the Republican primary that cycle:

And let’s not forget the time that he called Ted Cruz a pussy on stage — for not supporting torture as hard as Trump does — and then defended it by saying he was only repeating what someone in the audience said.

Trump is running as the candidate who will say whatever’s on his mind because America. But when someone else says what’s on their mind, and it happens to conflict with his politics, he melts into a puddle.

And people think this guy’s an “alpha” male.

Jon Green graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Political Science and high honors in Political Cognition. He worked as a field organizer for Congressman Tom Perriello in 2010 and a Regional Field Director for President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012. Jon writes on a number of topics, but pays especially close attention to elections, religion and political cognition. Follow him on Twitter at @_Jon_Green, and on Google+. .

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