This is a man who is so supremely confident that nothing he says or does will damage his standing in the Republican primary contest that he appears to be
Just in case anyone may have been tempted to cut him some slack for perhaps inadvertently picking a grotesque comparison off the top of his head, Trump
Donald Trump in Iowa: "I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me."— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) November 13, 2015
Would those be the same generals from whom Trump gets his geopolitical via television news shows? And we are still talking about this Donald Trump, are we not? Then again, nobody is "bigger or better at the military" than Trump is. Just ask him. (Exceptions apply). Finally, egged on by the crowd, the Republican frontrunner turned his attention to the surging Marco Rubio, uncorking a characteristically cogent and reasoned salvo against the Florida Senator:
Trump debates aloud if he should share more complaints about his rivals. Crowd cheers him on. First up: Marco Rubio, "weak like a baby."— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) November 13, 2015
And then there's this:
Donald Trump said on Thursday that Marco Rubio favors "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants because the Florida senator and his parents are Hispanic. "That's why he wants amnesty," Trump told Erin Burnett during an interview on "Erin Burnett OutFront."
Marco Rubio is a natural born citizen of the United States. He was born in Florida, to legal immigrant parents. And "amnesty" isn't an issue that generally pertains to Cuban-Americans. Trump is playing racial politics, pure and simple. I'll leave you with Carly Fiorina
UPDATE - Yes, Donald, how stupid are the people of Iowa?
Trump on Carson's changing stories: "How stupid are the people of Iowa? How stupid are the people of this country to believe this crap?"— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) November 13, 2015
Perhaps "a young intern" will apologize for that comment, too. Here's the full nine-minute rant about Carson, replete with a pantomimed stabbing and sneering skepticism of Carson's religious conversion story:
UPDATE II - Carson's high-road response: "Pray for him."