Trump Has Hurled How Many Insults Online? NYT Has Count

281 people, places, things have been on receiving end of Trump's Twitter rage
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2016 6:30 PM CDT
Trump Has Hurled How Many Insults Online? NYT Has Count
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Regent University on Saturday in Virginia Beach, Va.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

While it may seem to some like Donald Trump has insulted nearly everyone and everything under the sun, that's definitely hyperbole—the actual count is closer to 300 objects of Trump's ire, at least online, Talking Points Memo notes. TPM's source: a two-page spread in Monday's New York Times that documents the "281 people, places, and things Trump has insulted on Twitter," with his online invectives from the last 60 days receiving special highlighting. "Since declaring his candidacy for president last June, Donald Trump has used Twitter to lob insults at presidential candidates, journalists, news organizations, nations, a Neil Young song, and even a lectern in the Oval Office," the intro to the list reads.

While Hillary Clinton, not surprisingly, bears the brunt of most of his insults, a few people are just one-offs, including Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ("Terrible!"), Mark Cuban ("dopey"), and Angela Merkel ("ruining Germany"). The rest get their fair share as well. Carve some time out to read the entire list at the Times. (A message to Trump from the attorneys of the women who've accused him of sexual misconduct.)

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