No that Mrs. Clinton didn't lie and smear Trump the other night at the Democrat "debate"; she absolutely did. But (1) that's politics, (2) that's what Democrats do, and (3) if you're going to run for president as a Republican and actually contend, this is what you have no excuse not to expect. It is inevitable.
So the spectacle of Donald Trump throwing a butthurt temper tantrum over the normal rough & tumble of twenty-first century American politics is....well, inevitable, come to think of it:
“I will demand an apology from Hillary. She should apologize,” he told Today’s Matt Lauer on Monday. “She lies about emails, she lies about Whitewater, she lies about everything. She will be a disaster about everything as president of the United States.”
And he's doing, wittingly or unwittingly, everything in his power to put her in that very office. Imagine that.
Over the weekend, Trump fired back at his Democrat
co-conspirator"rival" for claiming that Trump was “becoming ISIS’s best recruiter,” saying Islamic [jihadists] were using Trump’s comments about Muslims and Islam as a recruiting tool.
With the galactic size of Trump's ego, we'd have to be surprised if he didn't whine about being literally bitch-slapped. But hey, Hairboy, that comes with the territory. And really, the sight of Donald Trump, who has made his name, fame, fortune, and rise to the top of the Republican presidential field on lies and smears and, as Jeb Bush put it at the GOP debate last week, "insulting [his] way to the presidency" whining about having to take some of it in return is, shall we say, "rich".
But then even that is simply another facet of Trumpism, doubtless intended to further inflame and rally his supporters around his cult of personality all the more. And note that it has a general election campaign feel to it as well. Almost as if, to employ basketball terminology, Trump got the dunk off a pass from the Empress, who picked up the assist.
Still think they're not in cahoots, folks?
UPDATE: Herself is still laughing.