Actual Republican debate question and answer:
“HARWOOD: Is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign?
“TRUMP: No, not a comic book, and it’s not a very nicely asked question the way you say that.”
Later Ted Cruz weighed in challenging the questions: “You know, let me say something at the outset. The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match. And, you look at the questions — ‘Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain?'”
Recent newspaper column: “Trump is little more than a scowling, snarling, epithet spewing, chameleonic but two-dimensional villain right out of a Batman comic book, who has a frighteningly realistic chance of tricking his way into the White House.”