the feud continues
August 20, 2019

President Trump continued his feud with Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday, ultimately leading him to accuse Jewish Democratic voters of disloyalty.

This iteration of the battle between Trump and the congresswomen follows a turbulent week which saw Israel bar and unbar Tlaib from visiting her grandmother in Palestine, only to have Tlaib ultimately reject the country's approval of her appeal. Meanwhile, Trump suggested Israel would look "weak" if it allowed Tlaib and Omar to enter Israel considering their support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions, or BDS, movement. It's unclear if Trump's words swayed Israel toward Tlaib's initial rejection, but, regardless, the sides have gone back and forth ever since.

On Tuesday, Trump was asked about the situation, to which he replied that "any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat" show either "a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." About 79 percent of American Jews voted Democratic in 2018, reports NBC News' Benjy Sarlin.

The president also called Omar a "disaster for Jewish people" and, earlier in the day, mocked Tlaib for crying as she explained why she decided against visiting her grandmother. Tim O'Donnell

August 25, 2017

In further evidence that tensions are rising between President Trump and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Flake just criticized Trump's signature proposal to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. "This notion of a 2,000-mile wall has always been just — for anybody who spends time on the border — just a bit, you know, out there," Flake said in an interview Thursday with ABC15 in Arizona. He offered to show Trump the landscape of the Arizona-Mexico border to prove a wall isn't necessary.

Flake's criticism came two days after Trump worked hard to avoid calling the Republican senator out by name at a rally Tuesday night in Phoenix — only to call him out the next morning on Twitter. After a quick brag about the "packed house" at his rally, Trump tweeted that he is "not a fan of Jeff Flake, weak on crime & border!" Politico reported that at a meeting before the Tuesday rally, Trump referred to the senator as "the flake."

Flake seemed unruffled by Trump's criticisms and rather amused that the president had gone to such lengths to avoid calling him out by name. "I'm like that Harry Potter character, he who is not named, I guess," Flake said, referring, of course, to the evil Lord Voldemort. Becca Stanek

July 17, 2017

The feud between Fox News host Sean Hannity and Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough is still going strong. Tensions spiked Monday morning after Scarborough blasted "a TV show" for its recent interview with Donald Trump Jr., which elicited incomplete answers about Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russia lawyer. Scarborough deemed the show — which was very obviously Hannity's — "state-run television."

Hannity fired back with a series of tweets skewering "Liberal Joe." Hannity suggested the only reason that Scarborough recently announced he's leaving the Republican Party is because he "had to become an MSNBC liberal to keep his job" and claimed that Scarborough had previously "begged" former Fox News executives Bill Shine and Roger Ailes for a job.

Hannity, borrowing a line from President Trump, also deemed Morning Joe "low-rated establishment TV." Becca Stanek

January 5, 2017

Back in December, Vanity Fair published a not-so-nice review of President-elect Donald Trump's steakhouse, Trump Grill. Shortly thereafter, the president-elect took up arms on Twitter, calling out the "really poor numbers" of the magazine. "Way down, big trouble, dead!" he wrote. It was the most recent spat in a long history between Vanity Fair and Trump, who called the magazine out via tweet as early as 2011.

Vanity Fair, far from backing down on its biting criticisms of Trump Grill, decided to wear its scarlet letter proudly, proclaiming on its homepage to be "the magazine Trump doesn't want you to read." It was a clever response — but not the final blow.

With its latest issue, Vanity Fair called attention to Trump's latest criticism again by printing the tweet in full proudly on its cover, right near Chris Pratt's chiseled right pectoral muscle. Trump has yet to respond — via Twitter or otherwise.

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