Magazine October 24, 2016, Issue

‘Investigate the Amatory Photogravure’

‘Check out the sex tape” are five words you do not want to hear from a presidential candidate, no matter what the order is. If Donald Trump tweeted, “Tape check the sex out” at 3:00 a.m. and you read the tweet on your phone, you would want to soak it in bleach, even though it made no sense.

Why he was tweeting about Ms. Universe’s filmed indiscretions at 3:00 a.m. is a mystery, although it does underscore his boast about having the Best Temperament. Someone who was not in firm mastery of himself would have tweeted out a link.

We’re reassured by

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