Trump® brand insults

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The first two panels of today's Doonesbury:

Previous coverage of this issue: "The Trump Insult Haiku", 2/29/2016; "Trump reviews", 3/17/2016.


  1. Victor Mair said,

    April 17, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    "a mess'

  2. andyb said,

    April 17, 2016 @ 6:54 pm

    What about "lyin'"? Or maybe he doesn't even use that as an insult anymore, having said "Lyin' Ted" so many times that he thinks it's Cruz's actual name?

  3. Chris C. said,

    April 17, 2016 @ 8:38 pm

    @andy — Given the lead time for a comic strip, Trump may not have come up with that one before it was drawn.

  4. James Wimberley said,

    April 18, 2016 @ 1:09 pm

    BTW, Paul Krugman has taken to using the Trump haiku sendoff in his blog posts. I reckon it's a thing now.

  5. andyb said,

    April 18, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

    @Chris C.: The first time Trump said "Lyin' Ted" was earlier, but it was in the March 3rd debate when he started using it regularly, and has rarely called him anything else since. That's more than enough time for Trudeau to have heard it in time for a mid-April strip.

    Anyway, after I posted that, The Donald gave a speech where he mentioned "Crooked Hillary". When asked about it afterward, his explanation was, "Well, I can't say Lyin' Hillary, because that's Ted's name." So, apparently my guess was right.

    PS, isn't your own party demanding that you stop stumping for Trump and get back to running New Jersey? :)

  6. Chris C. said,

    April 18, 2016 @ 5:47 pm

    @Andy — Just barely time, yes, but Trudeau would have had to pick up on it immediately. "I know words; I have the best words" was something Trump said back in December, so Trudeau might have even drawn this well in advance for when he wanted to take a week off or something.

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