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9 Times Donald Trump Sounded Like a Toddler

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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.

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See if 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 and all.

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.

Later that 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."

Toddlers are no different when they reference "everybody" as a justification for doing something they want to do. There is no everybody just like there is no credible source.

Just like Trump, toddlers never take responsibility for themselves nor do they ever take the blame.

Talking about the "Twilight" co-stars, Trump tweeted:

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?

Toddlers, like Trump, like to act like they are experts on things about which they know very little.

In November of 2012 Trump tweeted:

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.

Toddlers tend 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 exhausting.

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:

Trump tends to jump to ridiculous conclusions, just like my toddler.

When Donald 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.

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So next time your toddler says something mean or embellishes the truth, don't worry. He's just practicing for his future run for President.

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