Donald Trump is at it again in New Hampshire Tuesday morning, basking in the glow of having yet again done something obnoxious and outrageous that has him the lead story in all the political news.
Donald Trump faux-admonished and then repeated a woman who called Ted Cruz a "pussy" at a rally here on Monday night.
Trump was criticizing Cruz for, in his view, failing to offer unequivocal support for waterboarding in the debate on Saturday night. Trump then interrupted what he was saying to point out what a woman in the crowd had shouted.
"She just said a terrible thing," Trump said. "You know what she said? Shout it out because I don’t want to—OK, you're not allowed to say, and I never expect to hear that from you again. She said—I never expect to hear that from you again!—she said he's a pussy. That's terrible. Terrible," Trump said, throwing up his hands. […]
A few people near BuzzFeed News at the event started chanting, "Pussy! Pussy!" after Trump said this.
Trump is, of course, milking the latest outrage for all it's worth, as a titillated media rushes to cover his repeating a naughty word and completely ignores the fact that he's talking about someone who might not be willing to use torture. He made the morning show rounds, telling hosts that he wasn't calling Ted Cruz a pussy, just repeating what that woman said, "like a retweet." It was also, he said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," just "a great moment. […] I got a standing ovation, the place went wild. Somebody said mixed cheers. Let me tell you the place went wild," Trump said.
He also dropped in a quick mention of Hillary Clinton, who he says is "evil."