Donald Trump got schlonged in Iowa by Ted Cruz, but apparently it’s Ted Cruz who’s the “pussy,” according to Trump. At a rally in New Hampshire, Trump ripped into Cruz over his supposed unwillingness to endorse waterboarding against terrorists – even though Cruz said he would use such techniques if necessary. That wasn’t good enough for Trump, who said, “Honestly, I thought he’d say, ‘absolutely’ – and he didn’t.” A woman in the crowd called something out; nobody could hear her. Trump said, “She just said a terrible thing,” then beckoned to her to repeat it. “You know what she said? Shout it out, ‘cause I don’t want to,” Trump explained. “OK, you’re not allowed to say – and I never expect to hear that from you again – she said…he’s a pussy.” Then he joked that she had said a “terrible, terrible thing.”

Trump’s supporters immediately came out of the woodwork to explain that Trump hadn’t actually called Trump a “pussy,” he’d just repeated someone in the audience. Which is ridiculous, given that he deliberately picked her comment for amplification. And sure enough, Trump then undercut his wildly-spinning backers by telling MSNBC’s Morning Joe, “I was just repeating what she said so everyone could hear. I was doing everybody a favor. I got a standing ovation [and] the place went wild. You’re talking about close to 5,000 people. It was a great moment. The world is politically correct.”

The Trump campaign is a total excrement sandwich. He says some things that are valuable – opening up conversations about illegal immigration and the nature of foreign Islamic extremism, for example – but he says just as many things that are vile. Then he covers that sandwich with the sauce of anti-political correctness, and his supporters eagerly gobble it down.

Now, I hate political correctness as much as anyone alive. I’m the sort of fellow who goes on national television and refuses to acknowledge politically correct garbage about men being women; I’m the kind of guy who tweets the truth about the circumstances of Trayvon Martin’s death when leftists decide to deify him as a racial martyr; I cut videos about the actual percentage of Muslims on the planet who believe in extremism. I believe political correctness gets Americans killed.

But calling a fellow Republican a “pussy” for no reason -- and it is no reason -- isn’t politically incorrect. It’s just dumb and vulgar. And that’s Trump all over. Trump is the sort of fellow who wrote:

Oftentimes when I was sleeping with one of the top women in the world I would say to myself, thinking about me as a boy from Queens, ‘Can you believe what I am getting?’

And this:

If I told the real stories of my experiences with women, often seemingly very happily married and important women, this book would be a guaranteed best-seller (which it will be anyway!). I’d love to tell all, using names and places, but I just don’t think it’s right.

And this:

When a man leaves a woman, especially when it was perceived that he has left for a piece of ass—a good one!— there are 50 percent of the population who will love the woman who was left.

And this:

I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.

And this, about women: “You have to treat ‘em like shit.”

And this:

You know, it really doesn’t matter what they write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.

This isn't politically incorrect. It's just called being a pig.

Trump can say whatever he wants, of course. And he will. But please, stop pretending that everything he says is for the purpose of breaking the stranglehold of political correctness. It isn't. Sometimes, he just says stuff to say stuff – and because he’s a vulgarian, some of that stuff is vulgar. It's one thing to throw the kitchen sink at PC. It's another to swathe your vulgarity in the blanket of anti-PC. Fighting PC on behalf of honor is worthwhile. Being gross while pretending that you're fighting PC merely drags the anti-PC through the mud.