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If you knew something about Donald Trump sounded familiar, but weren't sure what, chances are you're the parent of a toddler.
Just today, the presidential candidate called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims" entering the United States.
It reminded me of when I was
driving my kids to school and the inevitable argument between my 8-year-old
and 4-year-old broke out over absolutely nothing. While my son, who is
older, can sometimes instigate fights with his little sister, my daughter is
the one to turn a sibling fight into a veritable "Yo Momma" sparring match.
you've ever spent time with toddlers, you know they can get a little nasty. My
otherwise sweet little girl is no different. Hang out with a frustrated
toddler and you'll see him or her turn into a mini Rodney Dangerfield, insults
So when my
son insisted my daughter's doll wasn't named Aurora, my daughter threw down the
insult gauntlet and started screaming, "Well you're just stupid and this is the
stupidest day ever!" And then, like nothing had happened, she smiled, caught my
eye in the rear view mirror and said, "I love you Mommy."
I felt like I'd fallen into the toddler
Twilight Zone where words are weapons and any insult is fair game.
Trump's "Neener-neener-neener" style of debating makes him sound like a toddler.
same day, I caught the news. The story was about one of Donald Trump's latest
slew of embarrassing insults and embellishments in his pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination. As I listened
to the story, I realized the Trump's "Neener-neener-neener" style of debating
makes him sound like a toddler. Sure,
his comments contain much more sophisticated and offensive content, but the
effect is still similar.
Listening to Trump or a toddler is just about the same thing. See for yourself.
Toddlers like to embellish facts with no real
back-up. So does Trump.
When Trump tweeted the following message back in 2012, he failed to ever name his supposedly "credible source."
An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.
In the late 1980s, Trump was embroiled
in one of the most notorious cheating scandals when he was caught canoodling with
Marla Maples, who was not his wife Ivana Trump. So does that mean he treated his wife like a dog?
like Trump, like to act like they are experts on things about which they know
In November of 2012 Trump tweeted:
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
Trump's statement makes about as much sense as when my daughter expertly told
me today that, "All crystals are purple." No they're not!
Trump has a
self-inflated opinion of himself. So do toddlers.
In his announcement stating he intended to run for President, Trump hit
on immigration saying, "I will build a great wall—and nobody builds
walls better than me, believe me ."
So apparently Trump builds the best walls in the world just like my
toddler, who swears she's the "fastest kid in school." Probably not, but OK.
to embellish. So does The Donald.
When Hilary Clinton announced she was running for President, she was
openly critical of Trump's embarrassing comments. In return, Donald told NBC
news, "Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history
of the United States. There's never been a Secretary of State so bad as
Hillary. The world blew up around us. We lost everything, including all
relationships. There wasn't one good thing that came out of that administration
or her being Secretary of State."
Trump's clearly embellishing a bit (or more) here, just like when a
toddler tells you they've been awake for "700 hours" or they ate "14 thousand
hundred hot dogs." No, no you didn't.
Words can confuse toddlers. And Trump.
Trump likes to bully President Obama by questioning the President's
religion and birthplace. So when Trump
told ABC News, "A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any
stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate," he sounded like toddlers
who are notoriously literal and are known for saying, "But you said … " It's
Trump likes to brag. So do toddlers!
In an interview with ABC News Trump
said, "The beauty of me is that I'm very
rich." Toddlers like to brag about being the best, fastest or smartest kid in
pre-school. Trump sounds no different. By the way, both are wrong!
Toddlers can say really mean things. Um,
so can Trump.
Anyone who has spent
time with a toddler knows they can get mean. Mine can. Just today my little one
said I was the worst Mommy ever. But
since she's young, she's forgiven. Trump, on the other hand, isn't a 4-year-old even, even though he sounds like one when he calls people "losers" or "stupid" like in this Tweet:
Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure,it's not your fault
Trump tends to jump to ridiculous
conclusions, just like my toddler.
announced his candidacy for President he said, "The
other candidates—they went in, they didn't know the air conditioning didn't
work. They sweated like dogs ... How are they gonna beat ISIS? I don't think it's
gonna happen." According to Trump if you don't know the details of the
air conditioning, you can't defend the United States. That's as ridiculous as
when a toddler says he wants a new family because Dad said no to those cookies.