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Trump childishly mocks Booker for dropping out while Democrats shower him with praise

Trump childishly mocks Booker for dropping out while Democrats shower him with praise

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In the end, it may be Donald Trump’s sheer meanness that sinks his reelection bid.

After three years of enduring his casual cruelty, misogyny, bigotry, and egocentric disregard for anyone but himself, it’s difficult to believe that the American public will sign up for another four years of id-driven negativity and relentless divisiveness.

Trump exhibited today another prime example of his natural tendencies to choose the least graceful, most offensive option when faced with a situation that he could either have remained blissfully silent about or at least respond as cordially as the winner of a tennis match would be to their vanquished opponent.

The example in question is the president’s tweeted reaction to the announcement by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) that he was dropping out of the race for the Democratic nomination for president.

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Whatever your opinion about Senator Booker and his qualifications for the presidency, his decision to leave the race after failing to generate the same level of enthusiasm in an overcrowded primary field as some of the other candidates surely doesn’t deserve the malevolent sarcasm and vicious mocking that Trump insisted on leveling at the retreating potential opponent.

Contrast the president’s mean-spirited reveling in the defeat of one of his now-vanquished rivals for his current job with the responses from some of  Senator Booker’s opponents in the race for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination.

The graciousness and genuine warmth expressed by each of Booker’s former rivals makes Trump’s crass tweet seem even more repulsive than if it had been issued in a vacuum.

With Trump’s erratic and anti-social behavior generating ever greater levels of disgust in the American electorate, it’s difficult to see how he can win another election without massive voter suppression, foreign interference, and dirty tricks — his winning template from his 2016 victory — if, that is, he makes it past his impeachment trial.

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