I was yelling at someone a week or so ago that the way to take Trump out is by mocking him.
I mean, Jesus, is there anyone more mockable than The Donald? Mr. Winning?
I mean, someone else must have thought to put a picture of Charlie Sheen next to him, with WINNING! the caption, right?
(I would do this if I had any ability to, uh, splice separate photos into one image. And caption it. But I don’t. I am not a WINNER.)
If asked about him, condescend. If in a debate with him, laugh at him. Be amused, not angry, and if Trump gets angry, laugh some more.
He wants to be taken seriously, so do not under any circumstances take him seriously.
This is not elevated political discourse, I know, but if you’re dealing with someone who so gleefully breaks the rules of electoral decorum, then you have to follow him through that breach and break him. Poking at someone until he explodes may not be edifying, but with someone as gassed up on ego as Trump, it can be effective.
Now, I think Trump’s gonna deflate before the first primary anyway, but if I’m a competing candidate, why take that chance? More to the point, why not get the lift from sending that particular hot air balloon careening off into the treetops?
But, whatever, Republican candidates. If you’re afraid to take on a mouthy real estate developer with zero political experience, then, again, you’re the losers Trump says you are.