Donald Trump ensured that the next 24 hour news cycle will be his, barring the Sweet Meteor O’Death‘s arrival.
On Monday, Trump cleared the last remaining hurdle in the political game of “language Limbo” (how low can you go?). He said “Hillary got schlonged” by Barack Obama in 2008.
He thereby provided absolutely priceless tinder for every single talk show host (both liberal and conservative–wait, are there any liberal talk show hosts left?) in America. Nay, the world: They’ll be talking about this from Ottawa to the outback today.
I continue to be amazed at what this man gets away with. The Washington Post’s political editors and copywriters needed either a stiff shot of whiskey or a hand fan to keep from passing out, because they were forced to publish this sentence:
“She was favored to win, and she got schlonged,” Trump said, turning a vulgar noun for a large penis into a verb.
Poor Jenna Johnson had to write that, or at least have it show up under her byline.
And here’s the thank-you’s starting to pour in on Twitter.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 22, 2015
And the hilarity continues.
— Claudia (@RealClaudiaH) December 22, 2015
@TheRickWilson that’s why people love Trump.. He can do stuff no Republican can get away with or defend against
— theo herrera (@TheoTherrera8) December 22, 2015
@TheRickWilson Schlonged is my new favorite word.
— DC Dude (@DCDude1776) December 22, 2015
Hillary is an unapologetic liar, and Trump is an unapologetic boor. Bread and circuses, my friends.