That is how Tom Nichols describes him in this powerful piece in The Atlantic. I might note the phrase “the Most Unmanly President” has been trending on Twitter today.
The piece, which is well worth your reading (and the publication allows several free reads/month) is subtitled Why don’t the president’s supporters hold him to their own standard of masculinity?
Nichols, author of the book The Death of Expertise, a professor at the Naval War College, and a frequent guest on cable news shows. explores thoroughly the topic raised in his subtitle. As he writes in the 2nd paragraph:
But since his first day as a presidential candidate, I have been baffled by one mystery in particular: Why do working-class white men—the most reliable component of Donald Trump’s base—support someone who is, by their own standards, the least masculine man ever to hold the modern presidency? The question is not whether Trump fails to meet some archaic or idealized version of masculinity. The president’s inability to measure up to Marcus Aurelius or Omar Bradley is not the issue. Rather, the question is why so many of Trump’s working-class white male voters refuse to hold Trump to their own standards of masculinity—why they support a man who behaves more like a little boy.
Methinks the “behaves more like a little boy” is a line that will get under Trump’s skin. According to a recent tweet by Nichols, it has certainly gotten under that of some of the Trumpistas:
Let me explore this a bit further if I may.
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