A new highlight reel of Donald Trump’s insults and comebacks put together by media analyst Mark Dice is a good reminder of why Trump was elected president.
The examples span Trump’s candidacy in both the primary and general election campaigns and show why American fed up with politics and usual flocked to the unvarnished billionaire.
No one was spared from Trump’s comebacks, which endeared him to millions of Americans.
It didn’t matter if it was the powerful mainstream media, his Republican primary opponents or even a Hillary supporter demanding artificially adjusted rates of pay, Trump treated them all the same: with brutal honesty.
When NBC reporter Katy Tur struggled to articulate a question about illegal immigration, Trump said, “Come on, try getting it out. Try getting it out. I mean, I don’t know if you’re going to put this on television, but you don’t even know what you’re talking about! Try getting it out — go ahead,” he said as she sat, humiliated.
When he was confronted by Megyn Kelly during a primary debate over his comments about women, while every other candidate would go into crisis mode, Trump brought down the house with, “Only Rosie O’Donnell.”
He shushed rival Jeb Bush. When the audience began to boo, Trump responded, “That’s all of his donors and special interests out there,” pointing at the crowd.
He called the media “scavengers.”
He sparred with a reporter over using the term “anchor baby.”
When a young woman confronted Trump at a campaign event and said, “I want to get paid the same as a man and I think you understand that. So, if you become president, will a woman make the same as a man?”
“You’re going to make the same if you do as good a job,” Trump responded.
He told George Stephanopoulos to buzz off about his tax rate.
“It’s none of your business,” he said on Good Morning America.
“You’re never going to be president of the United States by insulting your way to the presidency,” Job Bush lectured Trump.
During a general election debate, Hillary Clinton said, “It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.”
Without missing a beat, Trump responded, “Because you’d be in jail.” The audience went wild.
He didn’t back down. He didn’t relent. He wasn’t politically correct. He played by his own rules.
And now he’s poised to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20th.