Tag: Manliness

Trump And The Testosterone Takeover Of 2016

Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR – October 1, 2016

It’s true that Trump isn’t unique in branding himself as manly; many past candidates have touted their guyness as a positive trait. However, Trump has created his own uniquely aggressive, tough-guy image on the trail, and he is wielding it in an unsubtle, uncoded manner unlike anything seen in recent elections.

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American Presidential Elections Used to Be ‘Manliness’ Competitions. What Happened?

Paul Waldman, The Week – July 31, 2015

Isn’t it long past time we figured out which presidential candidate can do the most pull-ups? The answer seems obvious, at least to Rick Perry, still hale and hearty at 65. When asked about the way Donald Trump had insulted his intelligence (“He put glasses on so people will think he’s smart. It just doesn’t work”), Perry responded, “Let’s get a pull-up bar out there and see who can do more pull-ups.”

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