More Republican Infighting: Malkin v. Trump

By Tim Peacock

The Republican party seems to be going from conservative bubble to conservative island – and on this island, the natives are definitely restless. This week Donald Trump and Michelle Malkin (of Twitchy infamy) have been trading barbs back and forth on Twitter – and the fight seems to be devolving into a schoolyard brawl replete with snarky, childish insults.

The fight actually began last year (October to be exact) when Trump made an off color remark about Malkin after she made fun of his failed “Obama bombshell” that was supposed to bring down the Obama campaign. He said, “How does @michellemalkin get a conservative platform? She is a dummy–just look at her past.” Malkin – not to let sleeping dogs lie – rapid-fire tweeted back a deluge of insults. 
Fast forward to this tweet sent yesterday:
Which of course, led to Malkin’s attack on the tweets from last year:

Some of the sideline responses from conservatives on either side of the brawl are even more hilarious. I fully expect to see someone’s undergarments raised from a flagpole soon – or at very least a cafeteria food fight. Grab a seat folks, the fallout from November is still rippling through the conservative community, and we all have front row seats to the show.

About Tim Peacock:
For virtually his entire life, Tim has been writing. Over the years he’s dabbled in mainstream fiction, science fiction, dystopian fiction, and personal essays. The one consistent thread through his entire writing career has been blogging – he’s been doing it since 1997 in one form or another. In creating Peacock Panache, he’s combined two of his favorite hobbies: blogging and current events/politics. When not working here, Tim toils away at editing & rewriting the novels he’s completed over the years. You can read samples of his other work here.

You can find Tim elsewhere online at his personal website. You can also find him on LinkedIn as well as on Twitter as @timsimms

Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.


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