Crooked, crazy, weak, hopeless, desperate, sad, boring, goofy, stupid, incompetent, pathetic, mess, dopey, unwatchable and dumb as a rock. Those are just 15 of the 281 insults Donald Trump has lobbed at any number of people, places and things on Twitter since declaring his candidacy for the presidency, The New York Times reported in a mesmerizing new analysis.
The interactive web page takes users to each and every tweet, still very much alive on the Trump feed that boasts some 33,000 tweets and 12.7 million followers.
I don’t know @SamuelLJackson, to best of my knowledge haven't played golf w/him & think he does too many TV commercials—boring. Not a fan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2016
.@Neilyoung’s song, “Rockin’ In The Free World” was just one of 10 songs used as background music. Didn’t love it anyway.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2015
The dishonest media didn't mention that Bernie Sanders was very angry looking during Crooked's speech. He wishes he didn't make that deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2016
At this point in the campaign, subjecting yourself to more insults — even if they weren’t directed at you — may seem like pouring salt in the wound. But the list of words is tough to look away from. And it becomes a rather laughable exercise to get caught up in just how many things have gotten under the GOP hopeful’s skin since June 2015.
Fellow Republicans, the news media, ex presidents, political operatives, stores, entertainers, judges, speeches, debates, polls, deals and, of course, his opponent Hillary Clinton, all have faced the wrath of Trump on Twitter.
He even tweeted at Super Bowl 50, “very boring”; T-Mobile, “I think the service is terrible”; Neil Young’s “Rockin In the Free World”; “didn’t love it”; and a podium in the Oval Office, “looks odd,” “not good.”
If you were curious about how this looked in print, here’s a tweet showing that experience:
6,000 words of Trump insults in today's NYT. Recommended user experience: read them all, left to right, on a copy you bought yourself. pic.twitter.com/W89W4w2SfW
— Kevin Quealy (@KevinQ) October 24, 2016
It’s precisely the type of evidence Clinton has referenced when she makes mention of not being able to trust what she calls the billionaire developer’s thin skin and unpresidential penchant for losing his cool too easily.
But with two weeks left to go before Election Day, there’s no doubt that that’s plenty of time to fire off a few more doozies, and the Times’ list will require some updating.