Donald Trump, Defender of Civil Liberties

The Donald:

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.”

Well, then.

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2016, Quick Takes, US Politics
Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    “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,

    Jiminy Chrstmas, he sounds like a myna bird. Once he learns some new words he’s likely to repeat them ad infinitum.

  2. CSK says:

    I’m sure his statement that he would never kill journalists came as a grave disappointment to some of his followers.

  3. grumpy realist says:

    Charles Pierce has come up with another description for The Donald:

    a hirsute talking yam

  4. Neil Hudelson says:

    @grumpy realist:

    I heard him described today as “An extended Nathan Fielder prank.”

    I think that theory has some mighty weight behind it.

  5. MarkedMan says:

    This is just Trump’s way of saying “Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?”

  6. CSK says:

    @grumpy realist:

    Yeah, but yams are actually good for you.

  7. SenyorDave says:

    @grumpy realist: I don’t remember where I saw it (might have been right here), but I liked Trump described as a human version of internet comments.