The reliably annoying David Brooks has a column today about how classless Donald Trump is. Thank you, Cap’n Obvious.
Checking out the comments section, I was struck by how many readers think that’s a reflection on we the people: that we chose him over her.
I think we’ve forgotten that Hillary wasn’t any classier than Trump.
Like Trump, she was a gross money-grubber, shaking down Goldman Sachs for $225,000 for hour-long speeches a couple years before starting her campaign…after she and Bill had already pocketed $100 million-plus.
Like Trump, she was all fake courage, like when she repeatedly bragged — another Trump personality trait — about her role in the assassination of bin Laden. That role? Sitting on her ass in a conference room, watching it on TV. Not to mention, political assassinations are illegal and un-American. In 1945, we arrested top Nazis and put them on trial, and we looked great back then. Oh, and the 9/11 victims still don’t get justice.
I remember when she cackled “we came, we saw, he died” to mock Moammar Ghaddafi. The Libyan ruler had just been sodomized to death on video after his convoy had been blown up by a U.S. drone. Classy!
One can argue that Hillary Clinton would have been a more competent president than Trump. But you can’t call her a classier person.