Like the rest of the world, professional Twitter idiot Donald Trump was captivated by the story of Manti Te'o's fake dead phone girlfriend, as reported by the lovable shit-talkers at Deadspin. Although he got the journalists wrong (it was Jack Dickey, not Tom Scocca), Trump's message of congratulations to the Gawker Media sports blog seemed genuine enough. But so did their quick response, total in character and deserved, considering the target. It seems to have hurt his feelings.
By this afternoon, Trump had changed his tone, leading off with the old "bloggers have acne" dig:
.@deadspin guys are total losers—they had their story stolen right from under their bad complexions—other media capitalized!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2013
Dummies @deadspin had their big payday taken from them by others in the media.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2013
For reasons unexplained, Trump's apparent love for Scocca persists:
.@deadspin will never make it—they don’t understand graciousness or money—and best guy is leaving?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2013
But his spirit is broken and now the world will truly feel his wrath:
.@deadspin’s disgusting response will teach me & others not to be nice anymore—a sad lesson.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2013