Donald Trump just loves to play the bully, especially on social media. At anytime of the day or night, he will take to Twitter and post some of the rudest, most vile stuff you can imagine.
This week is no exception, with Trump engaged in a war of words with Fox News, which refused to remove Megyn Kelly as a moderator for last night’s GOP debate, which Trump didn’t attend. And just hours before that debate, Trump tweeted out this:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2016
Two problems with that posting: First, the picture is photoshopped, making the entire thing a lie. Secondly, the man in the photo, Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, also knows how to use social media, and he responded to Trump with this karma-leveling reply:
— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) January 28, 2016
Yep, bin Talal did indeed save Trump’s preening ass on two separate occasions in the 1990s: In 1992, the prince bought Trump’s yacht. The yacht had been turned over to creditors as Trump was some $900 million in debt.
Then, in 1995, the prince once more came to the Donald’s rescue in a major way: He was part of a group that purchased New York City’s Plaza Hotel from Trump. As part of that deal, bin Talal paid off Trump’s remaining debt on the hotel. The New York Times called it “a defeat for the real estate developer.”
And this is hardly the first time Trump and bin Talal have been at odds. Shortly after Trump made his announcement that he would not allow Muslims into the United States if elected President, the prince posted this:
Of course Trump, much like a child, had to try and have the last word on the matter:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2015
Oh, and what about Trump’s claim of the prince being co-owner of Fox News? That’s a lie, too. Prince bin Talal owns one percent of the company which controls Fox.
So we now clearly see that Trump is several things, and none of them are good. He’s a bully, an inveterate liar, a mediocre businessman, a misogynst, an Islamophobe, a xenophobe, a braggart, and one of the most hypocritical men to ever roam the face of the earth.
Add to this that Trump is also a massive bore, as is proven by last night’s anti-debate event he held at Drake University. If you missed it and are in a particularly masochistic mood, you can watch the entire thing, all TWO HOURS of it, right here:
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