This is one of the best Trump take-downs I’ve seen in a long time. And it comes from a Conservative!
Conservative Peggy Noonan, who has never been a big fan of Trump, just absolutely humiliated him, emasculating him in her new Wall Street Journal column on Thursday.
“The president’s primary problem as a leader is not that he is impetuous, brash or naive,” Noonan said. “It’s not that he is inexperienced, crude, an outsider. It is that he is weak and sniveling. It is that he undermines himself almost daily by ignoring traditional norms and forms of American masculinity.”
Noonan said that instead of being a leader, Trump is “whiny, weepy and self-pitying. He throws himself, sobbing, on the body politic. He’s a drama queen.” Then she made the point that Trump is far weaker than even Melania. Adding that unlike her husband she demonstrates self-discipline and dignity.
Noonan said Trump’s tweets demonstrate “utter weakness.” “It’s all whimpering accusation and finger-pointing: ‘Nobody’s nice to me. Why don’t they appreciate me?'”
The Conservative columnist also went after Trump’s “brutalizing” treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. She called Trump’s attacks “limp, lame and blubbery.”
Noonan talked about how masculinity used to be demonstrated in characters like Gary Cooper and John Wayne. But then things changed.
“The new style was more like that of Woody Allen. His characters couldn’t stop talking about their emotions, their resentments and needs. They were self-justifying as they acted out their cowardice and anger.
But he was a comic. It was funny. He wasn’t putting it out as a new template for maleness. Donald Trump now is like an unfunny Woody Allen.”
Trump’s new Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was also a topic in Noonan’s piece. Earlier this week Scaramucci had a few crude Trump-like meltdowns in the press. Noonan said,
“He seemed to think this diarrhetic diatribe was professional, the kind of thing the big boys do with their media bros. But he came across as just another drama queen for this warring, riven, incontinent White House.”
She concluded with a warning.
“Meanwhile the whole world is watching, a world that contains predators. How could they not be seeing this weakness, confusion and chaos and thinking it’s a good time to cause some trouble?”