The m.o. is the same: the first and main thing is to traduce and offend liberal sensibility.
traduce him, delegitimize him—and slow economic recovery in hopes that voters will cast a protest vote for the GOP.
1530s, "to alter, change over, transport," from Latin traducere "change over, convert," originally "lead along or across, transfer," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Sense of "defame, slander" (1580s) is from Latin traducere in the sense of "to scorn or disgrace," probably from the notion of "to lead along as a spectacle." Related: Traduced; traducing.