Welcome to the insult election, Twitter’s biggest show ever

Imagine this: Donald Trump, having just been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, strolls into the Oval Office. He takes a seat at the historic Resolute desk — built from the remains of a 19th century British ship — and finds a dignified and somber letter from his predecessor, President Barack Obama. Trump pulls out his phone, and composes a tweet: “Just read a letter from dummy Barack Obama. Too bad he and Crooked Hillary couldn’t get anything done in 8 years except delete emails. Sad!”

If this ever happens — and I imagine it often — it will be just one tweet among hundreds of insults exchanged between Donald Trump and his enemies throughout the 2016 election. Many pundits have suggested Trump seldom seems to know what…

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