Good on CNN’s Jake Tapper for pressing Donald Trump bum-kisser Chris Christie on the Republican presidential nominee’s hair-on-fire reaction to last night’s explosion in New York:

In times of crisis, we don’t need “leaders” who melt down or freak out. When the Boston Marathon bombing occurred in April 2013, then-Boston Mayor Tom Menino and then-Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick handled the aftermath of the attack with calmness, not calamity. Can anyone honesty argue that Donald Trump would do the same thing?

UPDATE: More from the New York Times, Think Progress, CNN and MSNBC.

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D. R. Tucker is a Massachusetts-based journalist who has served as the weekend contributor for the Washington Monthly since May 2014. He has also written for the Huffington Post, the Washington Spectator, the Metrowest Daily News, investigative journalist Brad Friedman's Brad Blog and environmental journalist Peter Sinclair's Climate Crocks.