Who do you root for in a battle between Donald Trump and Michelle Malkin? You just root for more. Donald Trump decided to attack Malkin on Twitter, for some reason I’ve not discerned, and the backlash was fast and furious. Here’s what he said about Malkin:
@MichelleMalkin would be nothing without being on the @seanhannity show. I don’t see what Sean sees in her—loser!
I think it’s perfectly obvious what Hannity sees in Malkin: Himself. He sees a mediocre hack without a shred of intellectual honesty willing to say the most inane things as long as it serves their partisan agenda. That she is a woman and a racial minority just makes it all the better. But I did like Mitch Fatel’s response:
@realDonaldTrump @michellemalkin @seanhannity I think he sees a strong woman who won’t sleep with an old rich guy. Frightening huh?
To Trump, that is indeed the most frightening thing. Someone named Krystal put her simpleminded tribalism on display:
@realdonaldtrump umm, what now? Why the hateful lib rhetoric? @michellemalkin rocks!
Yes, if you say something bad about any conservative, that must be “lib rhetoric.” Never mind that it has nothing to do with policy or ideology at all, there are only two sides and if you attack her hero you must be on the other side. Bill Moody said, “Attacks like this say more about the attacker than anything that is said. Unfortunate.” I wonder if that reasoning applies to Malkin when she says similarly critical things about the people Moody disagrees with? Somehow I doubt it. Then there’s Rachel Tutor:
Seriously! I like @realDonaldTrump, but not if he attacks Patriots like @michellemalkin
Love the random capitalization of “Patriot.” Very wingnutty. And then there’s Michelle Malkin herself, who actually makes a very good point:
@realDonaldTrump @seanhannity I’ve worked my ass off my whole life. Unlike you, I never abused govt power to steal private property.
None of that makes Malkin not a mediocre hack, but the attack does hit the target. Trump has indeed used eminent domain to make boatloads of money by stealing property. Eileen Hart has it all figured out:
He’s jealous of her because we trust her word over his.
Can’t imagine why you’d trust either one of them. But keep those cards and letters coming!