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.
FMR PRES of Mexico, Vicente Fox horribly used the F word when discussing the wall. He must apologize! If I did that there would be a uproar!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2016
Translation: “MOOOOOMMMM!!!!! VICENTE SAID A BAD WORD.”
In last night’s debate, Trump repeated his complaint:
[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.