A lot of people don’t like Donald Trump.

From Stephen Colbert and Bill Cosby …

… to Al Neuhart and President Obama (though Obama has been pretty cool about it all) …

… to Rihanna and Jerry Seinfeld …

… his power to unite us in mutual disgust is really pretty remarkable.

Infographic: The Many Epic Smackdowns Of Donald Trump

We have to hand it to the guy. Whenever Donald Trump is down and out, he gets back up … only to be epically smacked down again.

After Deadspin broke the sports scoop of the season—that Manti Te’o’s dead girlfriend was either a total fabrication or a beyond-pitiful episode of CatfishDonald Trump took to Twitter to congratulate the team on their major story. Like a king or a president, this was a moment of ceremonial acknowledgement. Deadspin had done good by Trump. Trump was pleased. Trump would let the masses know.

Deadspin responded: “Go fuck yourself.”

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The retort immediately went viral, retweeted over a thousand times in minutes. But as this infographic by Hilary Sargent so artfully conveys, it wasn’t the first time someone told Trump to hush up and let the grownups finish talking.

Because if you thought Deadspin’s response was crude, it’s only because you never saw Stephen Colbert’s offer to pay $1 million to place his “balls” in Trump’s mouth or Bill Maher’s slightly more impressive ($5 million) offer to prove Trump wasn’t an orangutan. But Mark Cuban—the ever-thoughtful entrepreneur—was the only one really trying to get something truly practical out of the deal, when he offered Trump a million bucks to put a horrifically diseased animal to rest and, at last, shave his head.

So no, Deadspin’s Trump smackdown wasn’t the first and won’t likely be the last. But at least we can be sure by now that whenever we tire of that little insect buzzing in our ear, a flyswatter with a grudge will be waiting just a few moments away.

See it here.

[Hat tip: Visual.ly]

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  • JFW

    Without making excuses for Trump, regarding Obama's birth, it was Obama himself who put in (or allowed to remain in) his literary bio that he was born in Kenya, which remained in that bio, both written and online, for sixteen years until he began running for president.

  • freehealthcareforall

    Trump is a representation of a guy who has no decency nor shame.  Boycott the people and businesses that feed him (TV channel, cable, and businesses associated with him) will fix the problem.