North America 23 November 2016 Donald Trump is the most Special Snowflake of them all Many on the right detest weak, sensitive millenials. But their leader isn't so different. Getty/New Statesman Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Donald Trump's supporters are far more empathetic than we ever imagined. Although they poo-poo silly little notions like equal rights and religious freedom, as a group they are single-handedly aiming to cure the greatest disease of the twenty-first century. None of them, not a single one, will rest soundly until the debilitating disease of Believing You Are Somehow Special – to give it its Latin name, Specialus Snowflakus – is wiped off the face of the earth. It is bold and brave for this body of Baby Boomers to tackle this generational epidemic in such a way. Deep in the right-wing corners of social media, they rally against thin-skinned, sensitive snowflakes in a humanitarian effort to cure the world of its ills. It is a good job – and yes, we must admit it now – that they elected Donald Trump. For who else is better equipped to lead them against these youngsters who can't cope with ideas that challenge their own, insist on safe spaces, and rely wholeheartedly on the Bank of Mum and Dad? Trump, for example, would never let people get away with the ridiculous notion of "safe spaces": The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016 He would never allow idle, no-good youths to rely on their parents for a soft and comfortable life: His loose tongue and strong voice are the complete antithesis to the weak notion of "trigger warnings": That Saturday Night Live is able to joke about the Germanwings air tragedy is disgusting. They should apologize to all of those suffering! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 5, 2015 .@Mayor_Nutter of Philadelphia, who is doing a terrible job, should be ashamed for using such a disgusting word in referring to me.Low life! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2015 Trump would never dare get offended over the little things: Why is Obama playing basketball today? That is why our country is in trouble! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012 Or the even littler things: “Just to drive him a little bit crazy, I took to referring to him as a “short-fingered vulgarian” in the pages of Spy magazine. That was more than a quarter of a century ago. To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him – generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers.” - Graydon Carter, Journalist. He wouldn't dare to think he was unique or special for no particular reason at all: Every time I speak of the haters and losers I do so with great love and affection. They cannot help the fact that they were born fucked up! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 29 September 2014 Be vain enough to take a selfie? Absolutely never! And can you even imagine Trump getting annoyed with someone's tone? Perhaps a new meeting will be set up with the @nytimes. In the meantime they continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016 Most of all, the United States president-elect would never, ever dare be overly sensitive towards people who disagree with him: Isn't it crazy that people of little or no talent or success can be so critical of those whose accomplishments are great with no retribution — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2013 When someone attacks me, I always attack back...except 100x more. This has nothing to do with a tirade but rather, a way of life! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2012 How come every time I show anger, disgust or impatience, enemies say I had a tantrum or meltdown—stupid or dishonest people? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2012 Some really dumb blogger for failing @VanityFair, a magazine whose ads are down almost 18% this year, said I wear a hairpiece --- I DON'T! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2012 Everytime someone tweets that I wear a wig realize to yourself that you are dealing with "them" - just another sad & lonely hater and loser! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2013 I demand an apology from Hillary Clinton for the disgusting story she made up about me for purposes of the debate. There never was a video. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2015 .@DavidGregory got thrown off of TV by NBC, fired like a dog! Now he is on @CNN being nasty to me. Not nice! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2016 › Hey, Philip Hammond, where's that £350m for the NHS? Amelia Tait is a freelance journalist, and was previously the New Statesman's tech and digital culture writer. She tweets at @ameliargh Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!