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“Tough Streetfighter from Queens”

The appellation “tough street fighter from Queens” has been applied to both Donald Trump and Anthony Scaramucci to explain their verbal abuse of others, and in some cases, alas, to excuse it. I find the appellation objectionable for several reasons.

One reason is that, though many of its users seem to regard “streetfighter” as a term of admiration, in reality it means a person who ignores rules and fights dirty.… Read More