Donald Trump is stealing Triumph the Insult Comic Dog’s shtick (and isn’t funny)


I pointed out in a post earlier this year, GOP clutches its pearls after Hillary Clinton calls them out for extremist views on women’s reproductive rights:

TriumphSo let me get this straight . . . Donald Trump, the Triumph the Insult Comic Dog of the Republican Party — whose entire campaign is based upon insulting his sixteen opponents, the media, every demographic voting bloc in America, and anyone else unfortunate enough to have crossed his path today — is entitled to say the most outrageously offensive things he wants and the media will eat it up, giving him free airtime to air his boorish insults on the network news.

Donald Trump has taken his insult shtick to new lows. He just can’t contain his innate misogyny and sexism. Donald Trump says Clinton’s bathroom break during the debate is ‘too disgusting’ to talk about:

Donald Trump used vulgar language as he attacked Hillary Clinton during a rally on Monday night, saying her use of the restroom at the last Democratic debate was “too disgusting” to talk about and that in 2008 she got “schlonged” by Barack Obama when he defeated her in the Democratic primary.

Standing before a crowd of 7,500, Trump recounted how Clinton was seconds late to the Democratic debate stage on Saturday night following a commercial break. Trump asked the crowd four times where Clinton had gone.

“I know where she went — it’s disgusting, I don’t want to talk about it,” Trump said, screwing up his face, as the crowd laughed and cheered. “No, it’s too disgusting. Don’t say it, it’s disgusting.”

Trump then brought up the 2008 Democratic primary, which Clinton lost to Barack Obama.

“She was favored to win, and she got schlonged,” Trump said, turning a vulgar noun for a large penis into a verb.

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Trump has repeatedly faced criticism for the language that he uses to describe women, including his female rivals. During the first GOP debate in August, Megyn Kelly of Fox News brought up some of Trump’s more controversial comments and asked him: “Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?”

Trump has called that question unfair and launched a vicious attack against Kelly. During a CNN interview after the debate, Trump said of Kelly: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” Trump later said he meant to say “ears,” but many assumed he was saying that Kelly was menstruating.

This isn’t the first time Trump has attacked Clinton using phrases that some of her supporters have labeled as sexist.

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This latest attack seems to be in response to a comment Clinton made about Trump during the Saturday night debate: She said that the Islamic State terrorist group has used video of Trump’s controversial comments on Muslims to recruit new members, a claim that has drawn questions and skepticism from fact-checkers. Trump has demanded an apology, which Clinton has refused to give.

“She’s terrible,” Trump said during the rally. He then impersonated Clinton’s comments at the debate, using a rather snotty voice: “Donald Trump is on video, and ISIS is using him on the video to recruit.”

“And it turned out to be a lie — she’s a liar!” Trump said to roaring cheers [from his ignorant supporters]. “And the last person she wants to run against is me.”

Clinton was not the only woman mentioned on Monday night. Trump also said that Caroline Kennedy is too “nice” to be the ambassador to Japan and is no match for their “brutal, brilliant” negotiators. And he questioned why Time picked German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its “Person of the Year” instead of him.

“They gave it to a woman who has not done the right thing for Germany,” Trump said, as the crowd booed Merkel. “Nice woman. I like her, I like her. I better like her — I may have to deal with her. Look, hey, Putin likes me, I want her to like me, too.”

What this is really about is that this insecure little man wanted Time‘s “Man of The Year” cover but lost out to Angela Merkel, someone who has actually led a country, unlike Triumph er Trump.

Trump them turned to his “bromance” with Vladimir Putin:

Trump used that reference to Putin as an opportunity to chide the Russian dictator for allegedly killing journalists.

“I hate some of these people, but I would never kill them,” Trump said of the journalists who cover him. “I would never kill them. I would never kill them… I would never kill them, but I do hate them. And some of them are such lying, disgusting people.”

You would think the Beltway media villagers assigned to cover Trump’s campaign would turn on him for this comment.  110 journalists and media staff have been killed in 2015, to date. Journalists & media staff killed list in 2015. Not funny.

I would recommend to Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (puppeteered and voiced by Robert Smigel) to sue Donald Trump for trade mark infringement, but Trump isn’t funny, and he isn’t a dog — he’s an Oompa Loompa with some kind of road kill on his head. It would be a tough case.

Is this really someone Americans want representing them in the world? The real world that exists outside of the epistemic closure of the closed conservative information feedback loop in the conservative media entertainment complex where Trump’s bathroom humor is not only acceptable but encouraged?