For anyone who followed Indecision's coverage of this Sunday's episode of This Week on our Election Companion App, the highlight of the morning was George Will referring to Donald Trump as a "bloviating ignoramus." Biology majors may know it as the Latin name for the critter that doubles as Trump's hairpiece.
"I do not understand the cost benefit here," Will said. "The costs are clear. The benefit — what voter is going to vote for him because he is seen with Donald Trump? The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious, it seems to me. Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics."
To which Trump responded, via Twitter, with all the grace we've come to know and love: "George Will may be the dumbest (and most overrated) political commentator of all time. If the Republicans listen to him, they will lose."
For those who don't have the wherewithal to follow this cat fight to its natural conclusion, we can rest assured that follow-up remarks will involve the phrase, "I know you are, but what am I?" and Will's riposte about the cooties in Trump's hairpiece.
Look, I know I said they're "elevating" our debate even as it looks like they're taking it to whatever circle of Dante's Inferno is reserved for pundits, but I stand by the remark. Any world in which we're still paying attention to Donald Trump is clearly upside down.
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