Donald Trump Slams Jon Stewart as a “Total Phony”

Donald Trump slammed Daily Show host Jon Stewart as an "overrated" "total phony." Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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.

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"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."

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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.

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"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."

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