Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t deny Donald Trump his prolific energy and creativity.
One manifestation of that creativity is the constant stream of his ‘terms of endearment’ that he produces, especially for his fellow candidates in the presidential campaign.
As he hangs his affectionate monikers on his target, occasionally his targets respond in kind. Sometimes they crumble under the pressure of the label.
Shortly after Trump began calling fellow campaigner Senator Marco Rubio – Little Marco – Rubio’s campaign began to crumble. He had no response, except for a desperate effort in one of his final debates when he jousted with Trump by calling him “Big Don.”
As the Republican field thinned, Trump targeted Cruz with a label that resonates with most of Americans – “Lyin’ Ted.” Now, Trump cannot get half way through a rally before the crowd erupts in a chant: “Lyin’ Ted! Lyin’ Ted! Lyin Ted.”
“Crooked Hillary Clinton”- what else needs to be said.
Finally, after nearly ten months of campaigning, Trump has come up with an appropriate handle for the governor from Ohio, John Kasich.
Because he’s literally a non-entity in the campaign and he managed to win only one of the 41 primaries and caucuses held thus far, which happened to be his home state, Trump devised the perfectly apt nickname for the inconsequential governor:
“1 for 38 Kasich!”
Trump has immediately begun using the new label and expanding upon it. In a subsequent statement, where he blasted Cruz and Kasich for colluding in an attempt to deny Trump the delegates to secure the nomination, Trump referred to Kasich as “1 for 41 Kasich” now referring to all the states and territories that have awarded delegates up to the moment. It’s a name that’s sure to grow on Kasich.
Big Don would have been a great teammate to have on a baseball team, generating nicknames for his team and for opposing players.
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