Trump supporters such as Mike Gallagher like to contrast Hillary’s proven mendacity, leftist ideology, and incompetence with Donald’s “bombast”–as if “bombast” is the only reason detractors like me don’t like Trump. To tell you the truth, bombast is the least of The Donald’s problems. In fact, you cannot really label his endless character assassinations, innuendos, threats, and conspiracy theories as “bombastic” at all. The word means “pompous or pretentious.” John Kasich or even Ted Cruz is sometimes bombastic; Trump assuredly is not.
And anyway, it’s not Trump’s words that bother us so much; it’s the character, or lack thereof, that causes such nasty, unhinged words to be uttered in the first place. As Jesus said, “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
“Bombast” has nothing to do with it.
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