Donald Trump has never been known for being a nice person, but his petty name-calling has gotten even worse throughout his presidential campaign.
The GOP nominee has used Twitter to insult a stunning number of people, places, and things, and The New York Times has been keeping a running list of his insults since he declared his candidacy in June of 2015.
The New York Times’ list has been running online since last June. However, the paper — which itself has been called, among other things, “incompetent” and “failing” by Donald Trump — finally decided to take things a step further by publishing the list in print on Monday.
The full list, which can be viewed here, features — so far — 281 people, places, and things. Some of those people, places, and things have just one or two insults under them, such as Florida Governor Rick Scott, who, according to Trump, “did really poorly on television,” and the debates, which were “really dumb but record setting.” Other subjects, though, such as Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and CNN, have dozens, and in Clinton’s case, hundreds of insults each.
The list of insults is overwhelming in its digital format, but there is something even more alarming about seeing them all in print. The tweets below, from MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin and New York City Chief Digital Officer Sree Sreenivasan, respectively, show just how daunting the two-page spread really is.
Donald Trump has claimed repeatedly that he has the best temperament for the job of president of the United States. However, as The New York Times has pointed out, his actions do not match his words. Hillary Clinton did an excellent job at describing the problem with Trump’s temperament in her Democratic National Convention speech, where she famously said, “a man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
‘So just ask yourself: Do you really think Donald Trump have the temperament to be Commander-in-Chief?
Donald Trump can’t even handle the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign.
He loses his cool at the slightest provocation. When he’s gotten a tough question from a reporter. When he’s challenged in a debate. When he sees a protestor at a rally.
Imagine, if you dare, imagine — imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.
I can’t put it any better than Jackie Kennedy did after the Cuban Missile Crisis. She said that what worried President Kennedy during that very dangerous time was that a war might be started – not by big men with self-control and restraint, but by little men – the ones moved by fear and pride.’