From the editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post to top actresses, no one has escaped the business magnate’s acid tongue
All about size
In an interview with The New York Times, the 69-year-old took it upon himself to comment on supermodel Heidi Klum’s size. While admitting that he sometimes goes a “little bit far”, Trump did not hesitate to say, “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.” A day after that, the America’s Got Talent judge gave a tongue-in-cheek reply with a video posted on Twitter. The 12-second clip showed the 49-year-old at a photo shoot, wearing a white T-shirt with number 10 on it. Then a man wearing a Trump mask sneaks up from behind, snatches the number 10 off her tee, revealing 9.99. Klum followed it up with a tweet, “#TrumpHasSpoken #sadly #9.99 #NoLongerA10 #IHadAGoodRun#donaldtrump#HeidiTrumps
The Fox News debate in August caught everyone’s attention for all the wrong reasons. Trump lashed out at anchor Megyn Kelly, with tweets writing her off as unprofessional. Referring to a 10-day vacation she took, Trump tweeted, “@megynkelly must have had a terrible vacation, she is really off her game. Was afraid to confront Dr Cornel West. No clue on immigration!” It was a dig at Kelly’s discussion with West on the show. He re-tweeted a message from one of his followers, too, that called Kelly a bimbo. Trump also riled Kelly’s fellow Fox host, Bill O’Reilly, by tweeting, “@oreillyfactor, why don’t you have some knowledgeable talking heads on your show for a change instead of the same old Trump haters.” This fight sure seems like it will
When Fox News debate host Megyn Kelly asked Trump about past comments— describing women as fat pigs and slobs—he was unfazed, replying, “Only Rosie O’Donnell”. In fact, the Trump-O’Donnel bashing has been going on since 2006, when Trump called the American comedian “a disgusting person inside and out” and said she was a “slob” with a “fat, ugly face”. He crossed all boundaries when he tweeted about her engagement with then girlfriend Michelle Rounds, saying he feels sorry for Rosie’s new partner whose parents would be devastated at the thought of their daughter being with @Rosie, a true loser. O’Donnell’s response was, “Wow. You’re an ass.”go a long way.
Line of attack
Trump had a field day bashing a female Republican presidential hopeful during his visit to the Iowa State Fair on August 15. When a reporter asked him about his thoughts on his contender, Carly Fiorina, he said, “She’s a very nice woman. She got fired, she did a terrible job at Hewlett-Packard, she lost in a landslide—other than that, she’s a very nice woman.” Not surprisingly, this rubbed Fiorina the wrong way. However, we were a little let down by her tame response. The next day, she told ABC News that Trump’s gone after just about everybody. “He’s entitled to, obviously,” she stated, adding that Hewlett-Packard is a publicly traded company and the results are there for every body to see.
All for fame
In a recent interview with CNN, lawyer Elizabeth Beck alleged that Trump referred to her as ‘disgusting’ when she requested a break to pump milk for her newborn child during a deposition. Trump responded by calling her a ‘whack-job’ who ‘invented stories’ out of revenge and ‘really knows nothing about me’—despite being featured in cable TV interviews about him. His argument: “How can someone become a Donald Trump expert when I have only sat with her once for a deposition.” The presidential candidate continued, “She is crazy! She wanted to breast pump in front me and it is disgusting.” While Beck seems to have got her share of fame, Trump does not deny any of his comments and sticks by them.
Who’s the clown?
This July, when Arianna Huffington, the editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, decided they were no longer going to cover Trump as a political story, but rather as entertainment story, he waged a Twitter war on her and even shot volleys on Facebook. The Republican presidential candidate tweeted that The Huffington Post was a “glorified blog” and that “the liberal clown @ariannahuff told her minions at the money losing @HuffingtonPost to cover me as entertainment. I am #1 in Huff Post Poll.” But this is not a first. Way back in 2012, Trump had launched a series of personal attacks on her on Twitter, after The Huffington Post published an article on how he gets on the wrong side of everyone.
— Compiled by Mayuri J Ravi