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A Brief History of Donald Trump Calling Out ‘Failing’ Celebrities on Twitter

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In an ever-changing world, one constant we can hold on to is the fact that Donald Trump is always erratically tweeting. When he’s not tweeting about politics or Russia, the 45th president of the United States likes to take aim at celebrities — particularly those who don’t agree with his political or personal ideals. This morning, Trump tweeted a fresh insult to Snoop Dogg in response to the rapper’s very anti-Trump music video, saying he has a “failing career and all.”

Of course, it’s far from the first time Trump has fired back at celebrities who disparage him by criticizing their perceived success — the Meryl Streep debacle is now burned into our memory — but it seems that Trump has a particular affinity for using the verb “to fail” in his attacks. Below, we’ve put together a short timeline of all of these instances on Twitter. What can we say? He really likes that verb.

December 2012

The target: Rosie O’Donnell

January 2013

The target: Lance Armstrong

May 2013

The target: Mark Cuban

January 2014

The target: Bill Maher

December 2014

The target: Rosie O’Donnell (again)

December 2014

The target: Bill Maher (again)

July 2015

The target: Chuck Todd

October 2015

The target: Glenn Beck

December 2015–January 2016

The target: Glenn Beck (again)

March 2017

The target: Snoop Dogg

For what it’s worth, Trump has also deemed Vulture’s very own New York Magazine a “failing, boring” and “totally biased” publication in the past and encourages everyone to cancel their subscriptions to “New York Ragazine.” Sad!

A Brief History of Trump Calling Out ‘Failing’ Celebrities