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Jill Abramson: Trump is the 'Exploding Watermelon of Politics'

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 01:27 PM

Donald Trump is made for people with short attention spans, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson says.

"No one is better suited to these times than Donald Trump, the candidate of short attention spans," Abramson writes in London's Guardian newspaper.

"Unlike [Hillary] Clinton, who often starves the press pack following her, Trump is constantly feeding them a 24-hour diet of delectable and irresistible snacks … He orchestrates at least three or four 'news events' a day.

"His Cinco de Mayo buffoonery — the tweet showing him eating his taco bowl and declaring 'I love Hispanics' — kicked off one recent day."

Abramson refers to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee as "the exploding watermelon of politics."

"Recently, 800,000 people, a record audience for Facebook Live, watched two employees of Buzzfeed wrap rubber bands around a watermelon to see how long it would take to explode," she writes.

"One Buzzfeed editor said suspense was the key element of the experiment's success. Trump builds the same kind of suspense: you never know what he might say."

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