Donald Trump Slams Jon Stewart as a "Total Phony"
Jon Stewart has a lot of fans -- but Donald Trump is not one of them. After a bit of back-and-forth between the two, beginning with a tweet from the real estate tycoon and culminating in a joke at his expense during the Daily Show on Wednesday, May 1, Trump again took to Twitter to voice his less-than-favorable opinions of the comedian.
"If Jon Stewart is so above it all & legit, why did he change his name from Jonathan Leibowitz? He should be proud of his heritage!" the Celebrity Apprentice boss wrote on Friday, May 3.
"Jon Stewart is a total phony -- he should cherish his past -- not run from it," he added. "As I've said many times before, Jon Stewart is highly overrated."
The drama between the two started on April 24, when Trump insulted the Daily Show host's intelligence on Twitter. "I promise you that I'm much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz -- I mean Jon Stewart," he wrote, prompting some followers to question whether he is anti-semitic.
In response, Stewart called out Trump on his show, joking that the business magnate's birth name was "F--kface Von Clownstick." The Donald was not amused.
"Amazing how the haters & losers keep tweeting the name 'F**kface Von Clownstick' like they are so original & like no one else is doing it..." he tweeted, adding that Stewart had stolen the moniker "from some moron" on Twitter.
"He's an overrated a--hole," he told a follower of the comedian. "Total phony."