Nicknames bestowed by President Trump have a way of sticking to their targets, for good or bad.
Trump peppered his presidential campaign with memorable tags like “crooked Hillary” aimed at his Democratic rival, failed nominee Hillary Clinton. During the GOP primary run, he dubbed Sen. Ted Cruz “lyin’ Ted Cruz.” And he has recently sparked liberal outrage and snickers from his supporters by labeling North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as “little rocket man.”
A Thursday night tweet by the president awarded former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon with the dubious honor of a new nickname as well.
I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2018
The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., reacted to the tweet, confident it was another example of “branding gold” by Trump.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 5, 2018
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” Trump said in an official statement Wednesday.
Bannon, who returned to his previous post as Breitbart News executive chairman after leaving the White House in July, said he still supports the president “day in and day out” during a radio interview following the turn of events.
Twitter users were quick to get on board and celebrate the trending “Sloppy Steve” name.
“Sloppy Steve” is trending at number one. @realDonaldTrump is making America and Twitter great again.
— Erin Janean Bolden (@erin_janean) January 5, 2018
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January 5, 2018
“Sloppy Steve” pic.twitter.com/gYAdgQ9r30
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 5, 2018
What a glorious night and morning. Sloppy Steve trending while millions of liberals shit their pants that the Clinton Foundation is being exposed and could ultimately land Crooked H in prison. Another campaign promise kept! #RightSideOfHistory #MAGA #TRUMPED
— Chuck Knoxx ?? (@kingchuck810) January 5, 2018
#SteveBannon has been baptized as “Sloppy Steve.” by @realDonaldTrump | #SloppySteve hashtag now trending @POTUS truly has a gift for scanning the weakest spot of his opponents. Can’t wait until he makes one up for @ananavarro and @donlemon ⚠️?????#MAGA2018 #PresidentTrump
— Marco Gutierrez (@MarcoGutierrez) January 5, 2018
I see that “Sloppy Steve” is now trending on twitter. I don’t usually give #SteveBannon much thought, but right now I REALLY wish his parents had named him Joe instead of Steve… #SloppyJoe pic.twitter.com/IjagDgLhWY
— Jason Stiff (@KCOYJason) January 5, 2018
Trump Nicknames (Ranked):
(1) Rocket Man
(2) Crooked Hillary
(3) Low Energy Jeb
(4) Lil Marco
(5) Sloppy Steve — NEW!
(6) Crazy Bernie
(7) Cryin Chuck
(8) Psycho Joe
(9) Failing New York Times
And you bet your ass there’s a Wikipedia page: https://t.co/ybPTupOuUT https://t.co/kFsvu7AUKF
— Jerry Dunleavy ??? (@JerryDunleavy) January 5, 2018
As much as I hate to admit it, “Sloppy Steve” is branding gold. It’s gonna stick.
— Jeff B (@EsotericCD) January 5, 2018
Steve Bannon called Trump’s daughter dumb as a rock and Trump’s son unpatriotic and treasonous.
That is a huge red line that he decided to cross. Trump has returned the insult to Bannon calling him Sloppy Steve.
Wow. I love the POTUS. Says what he wants when he wants.
— Mike (@mike_Zollo) January 5, 2018
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