Washington( CNN) Cable television is at the center of Donald Trump’s life. It’s stoked his interest in politics, informed him( kind of !) on programme and sharped his natural inclinations for attack and confrontation.

Trump’s response to the terror attack in New York City Tuesday night that left eight people dead and more than a dozen disabled is the latest example of his scholar sensibilities.

After a relatively generic tweet choosing the victims of the attack well, Trump speedily put on his scholar hat.