But if there’s one thing Cillizza loves more than surface-level punditry, it’s tweeting. This is his natural medium, and the compressed form reduces his most doltish thoughts to a diamond-like clarity. At the time of publication, Cillizza has tweeted 114,487 times. And nearly each one is special in its own way. Sixty-one of those tweets, however, are special in much the same way: They all are premised on the notion that Donald Trump’s coinage “bigly” is a very funny word.
Nothing goes to the heart of Cillizza’s fatuousness quite like his “bigly” tweets. It’s a mindless callback to nothing whatsoever — not quite a joke but a joke-like object, vaguely remembered as something he’s pretty sure people thought was funny. It’s inoffensive to both sides of the aisle and requires no active thought on his part — the Cillizza special.
For your reading pleasure, and arranged in chronological order, here is every time Chris “The Point” Cillizza has used the word “bigly” in a tweet. Take it away, Chris.
Big league? Bigly? The debate rages on.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 10, 2016
Trump loves the 1st amendment. Bigly. Believe me.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) February 24, 2017
“I was fired because of the Russia investigation…that is a very big deal.” — Comey
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 8, 2017
Sixty-one pieces of searing insight from what CNN refers to as “one of the top political journalists in the US.” God help us all.