Trump son deletes Soprano tweet aimed at Ted Cruz
There’s nothing else you need to know about how Donald Trump operates.
1) It plays fast and loose with the facts.
Donald Trump’s campaign has always had a very tangential relationship with issues like detailed knowledge and factual accuracy. Those failed Trump businesses? Let’s pretend they’re still going strong. The nuclear triad? Whatever. Abraham Lincoln? He was just this guy who did some stuff. Who cares. So it’s no surprise that one of Trump’s boys would try to defend “New York values” with an image of Hollywood actors playing characters from New Jersey. That hits the mark just about as well as any Trump campaign claim…
2) It plays around with thuggishness.
The whole premise of this Sopranos meme is to play around with the idea of Trump supporters as a bunch of tough guys who are going to beat up Cruz…
3) It asks voters to live down to their stereotypes.
Hey, let’s appeal to blue-collar guys in the New York City area by promoting caricatures of them as Italian-American mobsters!