If only Donald Trump hadn’t built such a huge public record of personal insults.
Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, says he had heard from sources inside the White House that the president had mocked the appearance of Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles.
What makes it so believable? The things Trump has said out loud. Such as . . .
The time he mocked Sen. Rand Paul’s appearance during a Republican primary presidential debate in 2016; or he hung the nickname of “Little Marco” on Sen. Rubio of Florida, another GOP primary opponent; or when he mocked the appearance of yet another GOP opponent, Carly Fiorina; or the “best” one of all, when he mocked the physical disability of a NY Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski.
Three areas always should be off limits when political foes argue public policy: their respective families, their given names and their appearance.
Trump has violated two of those three axioms. Do you recall how he posted that hideous picture of Heidi Cruz, the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz, still another GOP presidential opponent?
The man lacks class. He lacks dignity. He lacks empathy. He lacks humanity.
I also should add that he lacks self-awareness.
See what I mean?