Saturday, CNN host Michael Smerconish compared GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump to George Costanza from the fifth season episode of “Seinfeld” titled “Opposite.”
In that episode, George Costanza elects to do the opposite of what he would normally do in various situations, and it, surprisingly, goes well for him.
Smerconish reasoned they were similar in that Trump is using “opposite” tactics like questioning the heroism of a prisoner of war, sparring with Fox News Channel, mocking a disabled reporter, etc.
“Think about it: Trump’s campaign style is all Costanza-like! Opposite behavior! He’s questioned the heroism of a former POW and standard-bearer of his own party, fought Fox News and its most ascendant star, Megyn Kelly, including questioning her menstrual cycle, picked a fight over immigration with the Pope himself, mocked a disabled reporter, incorrectly cited a Bible verse while courting evangelical Christians, promised to be an honest broker in the Middle East, instead of reflexively siding with Israel, refused release his tax returns, conducted press conferences while accepting victory on primary election nights and he has assured us of the size of his manhood.”
The CNN host also added that “Seinfeld” writer Andy Cowan told him that he, too, can see the similarities between Trump and Costanza.
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