The war of words between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is nothing unusual in a U.S. presidential campaign. American voters are used to hearing each party’s candidate criticize its rival.
We have often heard one candidate claim that the other is unAmerican. We’re used to hearing one side call the other one “soft” on crime, or terrorism, or drugs.
We get it. You want us to vote for you so you say mean things about your opponent.
This time, though, the gloves have really come off. This time the accusations from one presidential candidate to the other are serious and deep. This time, the stakes are very high, and voters like us simply cannot look away.
Mediaite is reporting that Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and former Secretary of State, is actually trying to copy the (cough, cough) hairstyle of Donald J. Trump.
They report that the accusation of coiffure copying came originally from the Drudge Report.
The tweet is of course fairly vague. What policies mirror Trump? How exactly is she “copying his hair?”
Other than the fact that both candidates have actual hair, and that said hair is probably chemically enhanced, there doesn’t seem to be any real reason for Matt Drudge to have made the comparison.
Maybe he is just desperate to find some way to get Trump into the news cycle in a way that doesn’t completely humiliate him and his supporters. It’s hard to tell.
All I know is that the Drudge tweet showed a remarkable lack of specificity that ties it directly to the Trump campaign and its approach to governing. Throw out a nonsensical and basically pointless attack at a rival, then wait until the furor erupts.
Only this time, there wasn’t any furor. Clinton doesn’t seem to have responded to the silliness of the hair style comparison.
If you need a reason to question the maturity and seriousness of the Trump campaign, just look back at the Drudge report and its attempt to malign the Democratic candidate with a weak link to Trump’s hair.
How desperate can you possibly get?
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