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    Trump calling someone else 'fat'? He has a definite weight problem himself, so maybe again he should just keep his opinions to himself. And the man he ridiculed was a Trump supporter...
    'At a
    2020 campaign rally in New Hampshire on Thursday night
    , a protest broke out. A Trump supporter sought to remove the protesters. And as that was happening, the President of the United States yelled this into the microphone:'
    '"That guy's got a serious weight problem. Go home. Start exercising. Get him out of here please. Got a bigger problem than I do. Got a bigger problem than all of us. Now he goes home and his mom says, 'What the hell have you just done?'"'

    'For anyone familiar with Trump's rhetoric, it's clear he misunderstood the situation. He regularly taunts protesters at his rallies by telling them to run home to their moms. Trump clearly thought the man escorting the protesters out was a protester himself, not a Trump supporter.'

    'Briefed on his mistake after the rally, Trump called the man and left a message thanking him for his support, according to CNN White House reporter Kaitlan Collins. But, as Kaitlan noted via Twitter:'

    '"Trump did not apologize, a White House official tells me. He phoned the supporter, left him a message thanking him for his support, but did not use the words 'sorry' or 'apologize.'"'

    'No, of course he didn't.'

    'Here are the things I find remarkable about all this:'

    '1) We have a President who thinks fat-shaming someone in front of thousands of people is a totally acceptable thing to do'
    '2) The crowd laughed and applauded when Trump made the comment about the man's weight'
    '3) Trump only decided to reach out to the man when informed he was a supporter'
    '4) The White House went out of its way to make clear that Trump did not apologize to the man'
    'Boy oh boy. What a commentary on this moment in time in American politics and culture.'

    'Trump mainstreamed bullying as a political tactic during the 2016 primary campaign, so no one should be surprised that, as President, he talks like this. But it does serve as yet another reminder that the biggest difference between Trump and those who have held the office before him is that he absolutely rejects the idea of the presidency as a beacon of moral leadership.'

    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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