When you’re dealing with a five-year-old, sometimes, the best way to deal with their temper tantrum is to ignore them altogether. But what about an adult in the midst of a total public breakdown? It happens (and not just on televised press conferences).
You've probably heard the phrase "strike while the iron is hot," but when emotions are running high, it's often better to not strike at all. By waiting for the "iron" to go cold, you'll avoid making heated situations any worse.