From Washington Examiner
Welcome to the “I am rubber, you are glue” election. The schoolyard taunt “Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you” has now become a campaign tactic.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both begun to turn some of their opponents’ sharpest attacks against them. Consider for example Trump’s reaction to Clinton’s basket full of “deplorables” comment.
“She called these Americans every name in the book — racist, sexist, xenophobic, Islamophobic. She said they were not even American,” he said in defense of his voters in North Carolina. “She was attacking millions of moms and dads who love their children and want a better future for all Americans.”
In Baltimore, Trump went in for the kill shot. “You can’t lead this nation if you have such a low opinion for its citizens,” he said.
Sound familiar? It’s very similar to a line Clinton frequently uses against Trump. “If he doesn’t even respect all Americans,” she asks, “how can he serve all Americans?”
When Clinton poses that question, she is suggesting that Trump is a racist or at least indifferent to minority concerns. She cites everything from alleged racial discrimination at his properties to his “birther” crusade against President Obama to his current position on immigration. But Trump replies, in effect, “I am rubber and you are glue.”
“She is a bigot,” Trump told CNN last month, referring to his Democratic opponent. “Her policies are bigoted because she knows they are not going to work.”
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