There is an anecdote from the British army of Waterloo days that refers to a certain cavalry officer as being so stupid that even the horses had begun to take notice. We may have reached the same point with Donald Trump.
Last Friday, Breitbarter Milo Yiannopoulos hosted Ann Coulter on his podcast. Both are huge Donald Trump fans. You can listen to the entire segment here. For the sake of brevity, I’ve edited the segment. I say this because I’ve been accused of lying about Trump by virtue of using a paraphrase (via my colleague Jay Caruso):
COULTER: Moreover, I’m a little testy with our man right now.
YIANNOPOULOS: You are?
COULTER: You realize our candidate is mental? It’s like constantly having to bail out your sixteen-year-old son from prison. … This is the worst thing he’s done. I mean the McCain thing– I would say there are only really two, liberals would say “oh, every day”, no, everything else I could probably defend… but the McCain thing, that was a dumb joke, it didn’t work, oh, well, it didn’t kill him. But that tweet last night…
YIANNOPOULOS: But he’s retweeting these images that are, like, I don’t need to make implications, you know, the pictures speak for themselves. And a picture of Cruz’s wife and a picture of Melania.
COULTER: That’s exactly the tweet I’m talking about…No, you can’t defend it. This is when we’re bailing out sixteen-year-old son out of jail.
When it has gotten to the point where Trump has done things that Ann Coulter can’t defend, you’ve pretty much reached the stage where the horses have taken notice.