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A 13-year-old Dublin girl absolutely burned Donald Trump on RTÉ radio today

“I suggest you compare Donald Trump to a four-year-old in future.”

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LAST WEEK, OPINION columnist Charles Krauthammer said Donald Trump had the emotional intelligence of an 11-year-old in a piece for the Daily Telegraph in the UK.

As the old gag goes – “that’s an insult to 11 year olds.”

Well, 13-year-old Dublin girl Julia O’Callaghan agreed, so she decided to write a letter into the Telegraph complaining.

And on Monday it was published in all its glory

“I suggest you compare Donald Trump to a four-year-old in future.”


It was spotted by The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio One today, and they had Julia on to talk about this scurrilous trend of stereotyping young people in this way:

I originally kind of wrote it as a bit of a joke but you know I still feel strongly about it. It is a thing that happens – people do always compare older men like Trump who act really immaturely to the wrong age group, like 12 year olds or something.

Her message? Basically, stop lumping the poor 12 year olds’ reputation in with these people:

When it’s used as an insult, it can be quite insulting to us – the 12 and 13 year olds. We have minds as well and we can talk, you know.

Fair points, all.

Julia told Ray that she wants to be a games developer – well clear of politics – and she had to step out of a summer coding course run by UCD to take their call.

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Ray asked her has she been following the campaign?

Yeah, but I don’t really want to. It’s scary if he does get elected the horrible things he is going to do, or could do.

And would 12 and 13 year olds be more sensible than the GOP candidate?

Yeah. Definitely. Our class is pretty up to date with the election thing and I’d say we would have better views than him. Definitely.

Well played, Julia.

Listeners immediately noted the shade

Julia’s reason for sending the letter was just as good as the result itself:

My dad was reading it and he showed it to me saying ‘I think you should read this’ – which he sometimes does – and I said to him about the whole comparing Donald Trump to an 11-year-old and he said I should write a letter into the Daily Telegraph.
So me being the opinionated person I am, I did – and it got published.


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