During this year's presidential campaign, Donald Trump as used verbal abuse as a very potent way to earn his way to the top.
At first, his sixteen primary opponents were so ill-prepared to his strategy and not smart enough, that they couldn't react appropriately and, in the process, disqualify the bully.
Hillary Clinton saw the danger looming ahead of time, prepared for it and was quite successful at neutralizing its effects on her and her campaign.
Swearing, yelling, insulting, threatening, ridiculing, demeaning, and criticizing (the tools primarily used by Trump on his opponents) can be as harmful as physical abuse, said a report report published in the April 2007 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter.
In that study, the researchers found that verbal abuse had as great an effect as physical mistreatment. Verbal aggression can exacerbate depression, anger and other grave mental disorders on its victims.
It is strange indeed that the media forgot to frame Trump's behavior in that manner.