"Trump is right in the president’s face, sometimes over the line rhetorically, but he’s giving people the impression, ‘I’m tough. I’m not afraid of Barack Obama. I will put him in his place,’ and that has broad appeal,” – Mark Halperin.
What on earth does "putting him in his place" mean? Picking cotton? And how does a blowhard comb-over reality star put the president of the United States "in his place." The man has a TV show featuring Star Parker Jones.