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Tue Jun 11, 2024, 10:10 AM Jun 11

Why Two Simple Words Bother Trump So Much [View all]

Donald Trump has always been comfortable hurling insults. Yet for all his bluster, the more the 2024 U.S. presidential election heats up, the more one thing becomes clear: The former president can dish it, but when it comes to a specific type of insult, he can’t take it.

He hates being called a “loser.” Or, for that matter, a “sucker.”

Those words came to the fore again on Sunday, when Trump demanded Joe Biden’s campaign take down an attack ad quoting back at Trump some of his most infamous insults: those directed towards U.S. soldiers, including those killed in combat.

As first reported by The Atlantic in 2020 and later confirmed by John Kelly, the retired U.S. Marine Corps general who became Trump’s second White House chief of staff, in conversations around a cancelled visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France in 2018, Trump called fallen U.S. soldiers both “losers” and “suckers”.


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The "Two Simple Words Bother Trump" Botany Jun 11 #1
Prison sentence is another. tinrobot Jun 11 #14
McDonald's Closed SomedayKindaLove Jun 11 #15
What? No more cold and soggy hamberders? Dave Bowman Jun 12 #26
"You lost" would have been my pick. TSExile Jun 11 #2
The truth hurts, and for a narcissist like him that is the worth truth of all... Wounded Bear Jun 11 #3
I think much of it goes back to his father drilling into him the need liberalla Jun 11 #4
Sad that clown is still trying to get his daddy's attention. apnu Jun 11 #7
Yes, attention and APPROVAL liberalla Jun 11 #8
That's Trump in a nutshell. Never grew past wnylib Jun 11 #10
Yes, I picture his father PatSeg Jun 11 #13
I did not understand the psychology of a mind like Trump's wnylib Jun 11 #21
Yes, that does sound a lot like Trump PatSeg Jun 11 #22
The rest of the story is wnylib Jun 11 #23
Oh, that is awful PatSeg Jun 11 #24
When the damage is deep, the behavior is deeply ingrained. wnylib Jun 12 #25
Yes, sadly that is true PatSeg Jun 12 #30
That is true. ShazzieB Jun 11 #18
Diapers full? KS Toronado Jun 11 #5
Not 'mushroom' and 'penis'? apnu Jun 11 #6
Loser and "not smart" should be on the list. Sneederbunk Jun 11 #9
"Pay up!" sop Jun 11 #11
It seems that so many of Trump's insult words PatSeg Jun 11 #12
True! Grins Jun 11 #16
It was the 2011 dinner. ShazzieB Jun 11 #20
"Donald who?" littlemissmartypants Jun 11 #17
Fox host: "...[#Trump] ..Never plays the victim. I thought he was super presidential today."🤡" riversedge Jun 11 #19
By all means, then, use them early and use them often. Buns_of_Fire Jun 12 #27
Lol, I just pictured the whole scene and Dave Bowman Jun 12 #29
Also, maybe, Effing Broke? Dave Bowman Jun 12 #28
I would think "Pasty" and "Bald" JoseBalow Jun 12 #31
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