During last night’s Republican Town Hall, Anderson Cooper made it clear that he had no patience for Donald Trump’s childishness.
When asked about his attack on Heidi Cruz, where he first threatened to “spill the beans” on her and then followed up by retweeting a side-by-side comparison of her and his wife, Melania, Trump first deflected, then got defensive. He started trying to feign ignorance, saying of the picture he retweeted, “I thought it was a nice picture of Heidi. I thought it was fine.”
Cooper then reminded Donald Trump that he is running for President of the United States, implying that he shouldn’t be retweeting pictures of anyone’s wife. Trump had the perfect comeback. Eloquent as ever, he replied, “I didn’t start it.”
Cooper was spot on when he countered, “Sir, sir, with all due respect, that’s the argument of a 5-year-old.”
Naturally, Trump rejected Cooper’s argument — the way any five-year-old would — by saying, “No it’s not.” His continued with his response, and, like most things Trump says, it’s unclear exactly what the was that he was trying to get across, telling Cooper, “Exactly that thinking is the problem this country has. I didn’t start this, he started this.”
Trump then went on to blabber about the origin of all the madness, the nude photo of Melania that a pro-Ted Cruz SuperPAC tweeted out. Trump blamed Mitt Romney’s people for being behind the ad, and mocked Romney because he “choked like a dog,” in the 2012 election.
He also took time to brag about his wife’s successful modeling career, the talent of the photographer who took the photo in question, and the significance of having her photo taken for GQ. Surely all these things are true, but they definitely don’t need to be brought up during a town hall. That being said, Donald Trump is the king of bringing up things that don’t need to be brought up. The man has absolutely no sense of propriety.
Watch the video from the town hall below, courtesy of CNN via YouTube.