Donald Trump launched a series of fierce attacks against former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Saturday.
“He’s a nasty guy. Probably has a problem that we don’t know about,” Trump said at a rally in an airplane hangar here.
I see that “problem we don’t know about” as suggesting that his “nastiness” is related to some kind of mental condition.
This isn’t, in the grand scheme of Trump insultapalooza, a big deal. I just like to track this stuff. And as a friend pointed out, Gates’ “beyond repair” could also be read as an ableist attack. Follow the “pathologizing Trump” tag for more on that.