Donald Trump: Do this man’s fingers look like “cocktail franks?”

Do those fingers look stubby to you? (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)
Do those fingers look stubby to you? (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Lawsuits and insults are what Donald Trump would threaten every time Spy magazine would take a shot at him.

Instead, most of the time he had to watch with gritted teeth as they repeatedly called him a “short-fingered vulgarian,” a 28-year-old characterization that retained so much traction it reemerged during Thursday’s Republican debate.

Spy’s Graydon Carter delighted in repeating the phrase “just to drive him a little bit crazy,” he wrote in Vanity Fair.

Vanity Fair went on to probe the long-standing feud between Trump and Spy magazine.

Despite his claim in 1989 that the American people were clamoring for him to run for president, Spy cited a poll that said about 4 percent of people wished he’d run.

In April of 1991, they relish in calling him a “deadbeat short-fingered vulgarian,” in a caption, never calling him by name.

Vanity Fair went on to have it’s own fun with Trump vertically challenged fingers in a photo spread that calls out his “cocktail frank” fingers, his “five chicken-tender-like appendages.”


Donald Trump: What is “the season” in Palm Beach?

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Donald Trump, with Gov. Chris Christie, at Mar-A-Lago on Super Tuesday. (Allen Eyestone/Palm Beach Post)

When Donald Trump mentioned his hiring of foreign workers at Mar-A-Lago in Thursday’s debate, viewers not familiar with Palm Beach might have been wondering:

What is “the season”? Aren’t there four of them?

Everywhere but South Florida, where there is only one season that counts. That’s the winter season, roughly October-November to late April, when snowbirds come down from Canada and the northern sections of the United States to thaw out and spend money down here.

Their dollars keeps our tourism-based industry afloat but also causes some consternation with crowded restaurants, more traffic on the roads, etc.

Post writer Barbara Marshall examined our love-hate relationship with snowbirds in “season.”