Jon Stewart is pretty great at skewering Donald Trump, and Donald Trump is pretty good at typing on an electronic device in order to post a short message on Twitter. Trump struggles in this asymmetrical warfare. On Wednesday, he lowered himself — a major feat in itself — to outing Jon Stewart as a Jew. "I promise you that I'm much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz - I mean Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow. Who, by the way, is totally overrated," Trump tweeted. He then defended his hair, claiming it is not a wig.
The whole punchline of Trump's tweet is that Stewart is Jewish. As we've all learned over the past couple years, Trump is very fixated on ethnic identity. He fake-ran for president on the platform that President Obama was maybe not an American citizen. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in March, Trump said we need less Latino immigrants and more European immigrants. As America's top public buffoon, Trump is not overrated.
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