4 Immature Acts and Elements of Donald Trump
1. "My Hands Are Yuge"
Trump has gotten into a habit of majorly derailing the GOP debates. The most infamous of these incidents occurred in March. In response to Marco Rubio's (may his campaign rest in peace) comments concerning his hand size, he held up his hands to the audience, "Look at those hands. Are they small hands?" The answer is yes, but he continued, "And he referred to my hands, if they're small, something else must be small, I guarantee you there's no problem." This, of course, is an image no one wanted to taint their minds.
Trump claimed that "Nobody had ever hit [his] hands," which is false. His insecurity towards his hands originated over thirty years ago in response to Vanity Fair journalist Graydon Carter. Carter, who at the time wrote for the 1980s Spy magazine, coined Trump a "short-fingered vulgarian." This apparently struck a chord with Trump, as he has not let Carter forget his distaste for the phrasing. Carter states that he receives the occasional package from Trump, the most recent arrived just prior to his presidential run announcement. The journalist stated, "There is always a photo of him—generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers. I almost feel sorry for the poor fellow because, to me, the fingers still look abnormally stubby." The Donald doth protest too much.
My hands are fine. You know, my hands are normal. Slightly large, actually. In fact, I buy a slightly smaller than large glove, okay?— Donald Trump
2. "He Started It"
The Donald got into some hot water last month for retweeting an unflattering image of Heidi Cruz alongside his wife, model Melania Trump. During a GOP town hall on CNN, Anderson Cooper confronted him about the tweet, to which Trump responded, "I didn't start it." Cooper understandably retorted, "Sir, with all due respect, that's the argument of a five-year-old." Trump replied, "It is not. It is not!" which is fittingly, something a five-year-old would say.
Trump has become fond of referring to his opponents by nicknames, particularly Ted Cruz, who has taken to calling "Lyin' Ted." It all started in Wichita, Kansas where he spelled "lyin'" as "L-Y-E-N with a big apostrophe." The nickname is neither clever nor properly spelled. Lyen could refer to Lyen Wong, the German-Cuban athlete, but it's most likely he just can't spell. It's worth mentioning that he also misspelled "Wichita" as "Witchita" prior to the event.
Cruz hasn't been the only brunt of Trump's name-calling, as Marco Rubio also received some unwanted attention. Trump has referred to Rubio as "Little Marco" and a "lightweight choker," which he spelled ever-so-eloquently as "leightweight chocker." "Little Marco" soon became a meme, and internet goers with too much time on their hands photoshopped Rubio on "yuge" chairs and toddler swings. Welcome to the 2016 election.
4. His Vocabulary
Not only does Trump lack in spelling, he also leaves little to be desired in the grammar and vocabulary departments. Politico determined that on a Flesch-Kincaid grade-level test, Trump scores on approximately a third-grade reading level, fourth-grade on a good day. For comparison, John Kasich scored at a fifth-grade level, while Ted Cruz earned a ninth-grade reading level.
The Donald's two favorite words were found to be "we" and "I." When he is speaking off-script, his own accomplishments seem to be his favorite topic.
So is Mr. Trump mature enough to be president? I'll let you decide.