President Donald Trump can be infuriating. Whether you love or hate him, few would disagree he’s brilliant at getting under people’s skin. He’s like the sibling who knows exactly how to push your buttons and makes you do something you instantly regret.
The latest casualty of Trump-baiting is two journalists who couldn’t help themselves — even though they know better — from lashing out at the president after five staffers at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis were killed in their newsroom last month.
Trump is a master at baiting any one person or group he thinks gets in his way by using dismissive name calling that invariably sticks. And he has a particular fondness for attacking the media.