Donald Trump is in many ways a very modern presidential candidate--he's figured out that the internet can bring together powerful communities--like birthers. He's figured out rapid response.
Trump did not like Juli Weiner's post about him on Vanity Fair on March 17. So he printed out the post and scribbled hilariously snippy comments all over it in a black Sharpie. Trump circled Weiner's name and wrote "BAD WRITER!" To the magazine's editor, Trump said, "GRAYDON-- I KNOW FAR MORE ABOUT YOU THAN YOU KNOW ABOUT ME -- YOU NEVER GOT THE 'TRUMP THING.' AS ONE OF YOUR WRITERS... RECENTLY SAID, 'GRAYDON DOESN'T LIKE YOU'!"
Funny Trump would need to find out Carter doesn't like him in 2011. Carter famously co-founded Spy magazine, which, as Wonkette's Ken Layne notes, "was mostly concerned with calling Donald Trump a 'short-fingered vulgarian,' because that’s what he is."
But it looks like Trump's little note was not a one-time thing. The Apprentice star once mailed a copy of The New York Times' Gail Collins' column to her, with her author photo circled and "The Face of a Dog!" scrawled over it. Trump responded to that disclosure with a searing letter to the editor in which he says he respects the columnist for having "survived so long with so little talent." (Projecting, much?) Collin elected not to respond to most of Trump's criticism, except to note that, "I once got an aggrieved message from him in which he misspelled the word 'too.'" She does not divulge whether that misspelling was in all caps.
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