I’m not sure how Donald Trump can be so prolific on Twitter and not have the faintest idea how the internet works. I thought that in 2015 everyone knew that “the Internet is not something that you just dump something on (like a beheading video). It’s not a big truck (with a giant bomb on board). It’s a series of tubes.” And. also, it doesn’t really belong to us. And there’s this stuff called encryption.

Anyway, Trump thought he was being a tough guy in the debate last night.

“Isis is using the internet better than we are using the internet, and it was our idea,” the 69-year-old entrepreneur told the audience in Las Vegas.

“We should be able to penetrate the internet and find out exactly where Isis is and everything about Isis. We can do that if we use our good people.”

But I don’t think he came off as tough.

I think he came off as ridiculous.

Everyone and their brother has been trying to find the magic elixir that will make people turn away from Trump and see him for the fraud that he is.

This is the type of thing that could actually do it, at least among people under fifty.

Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly. See all his writing at ProgressPond.com