I just read this article about Donald Trump treating Megyn Kelly like shit at the debate and I’m fuming. Unfortunately I have absolutely nothing to add to the article, it’s perfect just the way it is.
I know nothing about Megyn Kelly, I heard her name for the first time after the debate had already aired. But are we really surprised that Trump decided he had an issue with the one woman in the room that was, god forbid, questioning him? Did no one else see that coming when they turned on the TV?
The article breaks down Trump’s answer into 5 main components, each designed to dismiss the true nature of the question.
Step 1: Claim that the complaint is an exaggeration in order to imply that the complainant can’t be trusted
Step 2: Dismiss demands for respect and equality as mere “political correctness”
Step 3: Insist that this complaint is too minor to bother with when there are more important things to worry about
Step 4: Say it was just “fun”
Step 5: Pretend the complaint is really just about personal animosity [x]
This is a perfect recipe for dismissing valid claims and it works perfectly all across the country every day.
All I can say is be vigilant. Now that you know how the opposition plays you can have a more secure defense.