Donald Trump is just maybe running for president and don't you forget it. He's also weighing in on big issues involving the conservative intellectual movement, because he's a man of many parts. National Review's Jonah Goldberg wrote of his public dust-up with Trump over whether the flagship conservative intellectual fortnightly has lost its former greatness, thanks to Goldberg.
Goldberg finds a collection of Trump taking Twitter aim at taking down right-wing pundits and reporters for no obvious reason stated, except that they are failures and losers and, coincidentally, all seem to have a record of not taking Trump the politico very seriously.
Goldberg, Stephen Hayes of Weekly Standard and even the venerable George Will ("exhausted, boring and not even a little relevant!") are yesterday's news in the Age of Trump.
As Goldberg concludes:
I guess Trump's Olympian self-regard can lead him to never forget a slight, harbor grudges against critics for a very long time, and drive him to engage in childish name-calling late into the night, which are obviously some of the attributes we all look for in a presidential candidate. A huge ego and a penchant for spite is totally the kind of guy we should entrust the nuclear football to.