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There’s no question that President Donald Trump’s demeanor does not fit the stereotype of a ‘Washington politician.’

He’s gruff, straightforward, and he’s a counterpuncher. If you verbally assault him, he’ll verbally assault you right back.

That’s not how presidents are supposed to act, we are told. They’re supposed to be more … supine. They have to take what’s thrown at them. They are ‘not permitted’ to have an opinion. And if they’re criticized, well, then the ‘right thing’ to do is just absorb it, smile, and gracefully move on.

Trump doesn’t do those things. That’s not who he is. People who know him well say he’s never been one to let things slide, let criticisms roll off his back, let someone attack him without a response.

And his political enemies hate him for that. They despise his nature. They are disgusted by his demeanor. He’s ‘not presidential.’ He’s an oaf, a lout, a moron. He’s unqualified. He’s a loudmouth. He’s stupid. He’s brutish. His insults are childish, as is his behavior. He’s immature.

And the name-calling. They hate the name-calling and the ‘nicknames’ he gives people (like “Sleepy” Joe Biden and “Crazy” Maxine Waters).

Democrats and Never Trumpers alike, they all feel the same when it comes to President Trump’s behavior.

So why, then, would they flock to one of their own who is behaving exactly the same way?

The Hill reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is winning a whole bunch of new fans because she has begun to respond to Trump the same way he responses to his critics:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has assumed many roles for Democrats in the Trump era, from top campaign strategist and party spokesperson, to impeachment chief and emblem of women’s power.

To that list, add another: leading agitator of the commander-in-chief.

The attacks were notably personal, even by the standards of the ongoing feud between a president and Speaker who haven’t spoken to each other in months. And Democrats on Capitol Hill are cheering the exchange as evidence that party leaders are ready to go toe-to-toe with the pugnacious president, both to advance their policy agenda amid the devastating coronavirus crisis and to invigorate their base heading into November’s high-stakes elections.

“People generally speaking know that Nancy Pelosi knows how to fight. And she knows how to win those fights,” Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) told The Hill. “And I think the message clearly is: she’s going to use the tools she has to take this guy on, even if it means hitting him back, giving him a taste of his own medicine.”

But wait — where is the criticism of Pelosi? Doesn’t ‘giving Trump a taste of his own medicine’ mean behaving in a manner that supposedly offends Democrats and their allies? Where are the characterizations of Pelosi not behaving ‘like a lady?’ Isn’t insulting the president ‘lout-like’ behavior? Doesn’t it make her a ‘moron’? Isn’t that kind of behavior ‘childish’ and ‘stupid’ for someone who is third-in-line to the Oval Office?

Of course, it does. But obviously there are two standards here being used by the Left-wing media and the Democrats they serve.

What’s more, The Hill claims that Pelosi has managed to ‘get under Trump’s skin’ like no one else has managed to do in Washington, D.C. — but there’s no evidence of that. Calling Trump “morbidly obese,” for example, didn’t earn more than this response from the president: “She’s got a lot of problems, a lot of mental problems.”

How can that be described as ‘getting under Trump’s skin’? Because he responded to Pelosi?

Trump responds to all critics, and in pretty much the same ‘counter-puncher’ manner. So, sorry, you’re not going to ‘get under his skin.’

As for Pelosi and her (and her party’s, and the media’s) hypocrisy, she said on MSNBC (where else?) that the back-and-forth with Trump was a “distraction,” but then continued to take digs at him.

Trump is who he is, and he’s not going to change. Indeed, the fact that he’s not ‘a Washington politician’ is what has earned him legions of supporters and a base that will stick with him through anything.

And while the president obviously irks a lot of people, for Pelosi to be acting the same way without any blowback or being similarly characterized as ‘moronic’ and ‘childish’ is typical Left-wing hypocrisy.

Jon Dougherty

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