Hillary’s allies have started lashing out at Donald Trump in an effort to deflect legitimate questions about the candidate’s health. Unfortunately, the strategy that have chosen to deploy isn’t a very progressive one. In fact, it’s deplorable.
Democrats have decided to body shame Trump, and in doing so are engaging in a disgusting display of “thin privilege.”
Former Obama adviser David Plouffe aggressively attacked Trump’s weight by invoking the memory of William Howard Taft, the rotund former president rumored to have gotten stuck in a bath tub.
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) September 13, 2016
Plouffe’s former White House colleague, David Axelrod, thought this was hilarious, even though it wasn’t.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 13, 2016
Another Obama administration alumni, Dan Pfeiffer, also got in on the action.
If Donald Trump was running against Donald Trump, he would call him "Doughy Donald"
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) September 14, 2016
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters to stop asking questions about Hillary Clinton’s health and start scrutinizing the Donald’s fat body.
Harry Reid body shames Donald Trump: 'He's not slim and trim' https://t.co/4DihIoOAGl
— Henrietta (@nonnydee) September 14, 2016
“He’s not slim and trim,” Reid said of Trump. “He brags about eating fast food every day. Look at his health a little bit.”
One reporter at the progressive Huffington Post couldn’t believe that Democrats would turn their backs on their allies in the “body positive” movement.
Wait, is the Democratic strategy now fat-shaming Trump?
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) September 13, 2016
It’s deplorable that Democrats would stoop this low. All bodies are beautiful.
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