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Donald Trump can't let go of things: His latest salvo against President Obama is the latest in a long list of one-sided battles

Donald Trump has a habit of allowing feuds to go on longer than they should


Nadia Delisfort
December 29, 2016 1:53AM (UTC)

Donald Trump attacked President Obama on Wednesday, which, prior to Election Day, wouldn't have been a story. But after Trump met Obama, he was quick to bury the hatchet against a man he attacked — a man whose birthplace he spent years "investigating."

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But it comes down to this: When Donald Trump is mad, he's not quick to let things go, even if no one wants to get in the mud with him. Here are some noteworthy feuds that lasted longer than they should have — and left the president-elect with egg on his face.

Khzir Khan: Nine months (off and on)

After Donald Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims coming into the United States Khzir Khan spoke out about his son Humayun Khan who was a Muslim-American Army Capitan and was killed in Iraq in 2004.

In a Vocativ interview Khan, a Pakistani-born Muslim said,“We are proud American citizens. It’s the values [of this country] that brought us here, not our religion. Trump’s position on these issues do not represent those values." Then on the final night of the Democratic Convention Khan spoke about is son before bashing Trump saying,"You have have sacrificed nothing, and no one."

Trump fired back in repose to Khan's comment saying, "I think I've made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard." Then the president-elect suggested that Khan's wife Ghazala, who stood beside him as he spoke at the Democratic Convention, was not allowed to speak because of their religion. Ghazala responded to that saying that she was invited to speak but could not because she was too upset. Much after the comments Trump continued the feud and tweeted several times about the Khan long after the family had stopped responding.

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Alicia Machado: Five days

In the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, Hilary Clinton mentioned Alicia Machado, the Venezuelan-born Miss Universe winner who Donald Trump had called "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeper" in retaliation for gaining 40 pounds after the contest.

After the first debate Trump publicly embarrassed Machado all week.  Two days after the president-elect was criticized for his comments about Machado in the first debate he went on a Twitter rampage critiquing Machado and Clinton from 3:30 am to 5:00 am. He asked supporters to "check out the sex tape and past" of Machado when there is no evidence of a sex tape two days after he had the opportunity to defend himself in the presidential debate.

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The cast of "Hamilton": Three days After the cast of "Hamilton" directly addressed  Vice President-elect Mike Pence following a November performance, and after Pence was booed by the Friday-night crowd, Trump took to Twitter to defend his running mate. Trump responded to the incident on twitter claiming that the cast had harassed Pence and demanding an apology from the cast. After his plea for an apology was clearly ignored the President- elect was up bright and early Sunday morning to reiterate his demand for a cast apology. In addition to demanding an apology once again he  added a fresh-attack on the cast and called Hamilton "highly overrated" but was once again ignored.

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Charles Krauthammer: Two days

After the Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer said in June 2015 that Donald Trump had earned a "deserved 59 percent" and top-five placement on a poll that said who Republicans would not vote for.  After seeing the poll Trump quickly took to Twitter. In a two-day assault, he bashed Krauthammer, calling him a "totally overrated clown" and "a dummy who is on too many Fox shows." The President- elect received no response from the Fox contributor.

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He's still a little sore . . .

. . . though that depends on his mood.


Nadia Delisfort

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