Kirsten Gillibrand is a nonentity, but her inevitable departure from the primaries gave Trump another opportunity to troll the Left, much to my delight.
When Calvin Coolidge, one of America’s greatest and most restrained presidents, died in 1933, celebrated wit Dorothy Parker cruelly remarked, “How can they tell?” Now that Kirsten Gillibrand, one of America’s least distinguished politicians has retired from the presidential candidacy fray, all I can think of with news of her withdrawal is Parker’s question: “How can they tell?”
Of course, in this case, the question is not cruel at all but is, instead, appropriate. A more banal nonentity than Gillibrand it’s hard to imagine. Indeed, the only reason I mention Gillibrand’s passing from the political scene at all is so that I can make you aware of President Trump’s brilliant tweet, which is an eleven out of ten on the trolling meter:
A sad day for the Democrats, Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of the Presidential Primary. I’m glad they never found out that she was the one I was really afraid of!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2019
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