According to a recently published interview from 2011 with adult entertainer Stormy Daniels — who, at the time, was fresh off of an affair with him — Trump really, really doesn’t like sharks. “You could see the television from the little dining room table and he was watching Shark Week and he was watching a special about the U.S.S. something and it sank and it was like the worst shark attack in history,” Daniels told In Touch. “He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks. He was like, ‘I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die.’ He was like riveted. He was like obsessed. It’s so strange, I know.”
Here’s where Twitter comes in. As with everything Donald Trump has said and done in recent weeks — or reportedly said and did in 2011 — a quick search of his handle with a keyword or two usually brings up some relevant missives. That time he tweeted about Oprah’s — who has recently made headlines after her Golden Globes speech inspired cries of “Oprah 2020” — talent for winning. When, in 2014, he tweeted a cartoon about the founding fathers discussing their concerns about the American people electing a “fucking moron,” only to be called just that by Rex Tillerson years later. With today’s shark news there is, as always, a corresponding tweet from Trump’s archives. Actually, there are two.
As a bonus, here’s a fun exchange between a person who replied — with a little profanity — to one of Trump’s shark tweets and wound up being called a “little puppy” and a “moron” by a future president of the United States.