How Trump Taught Everybody to Be Obnoxious and Cruel

From a column by John Harris on headlined “How Trump Taught Everybody to Be Obnoxious and Cruel”:

The closing days of summer have yielded a crop of new contenders for the next edition of the Anthology of American Insult.

There was the Arizona Republican Party, in a Twitter post apparently intended to be humorous, baselessly accusing the state superintendent of public instruction, herself a new mother, of being a “groomer,” targeting children for sexual abuse.

There was Republican television personality Mehmet Oz, running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, whose campaign said his Democratic opponent has only himself to blame for his recent stroke, due to a diet lacking in vegetables.