During the Stand Up For Heroes benefit in New York on Tuesday night, comedian Jon Stewart spoke about how long before Donald Trump was known for his late-night unhinged Twitter rants, he was testing out his form of social media vindictiveness on Stewart.
Stewart relayed a story he entitled, “The Day I Woke Up to Find Out Someone Was Tweeting Weird Sh*t About Me.”
The tweet in question is the one below from 2013:
I promise you that I'm much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz – I mean Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow. Who, by the way, is totally overrated.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2013
After a few more tweets from Donald Trump that echoed the same theme, Stewart thought to himself, “Oh, I think this guy is trying to let people know I’m a Jew.”
So Stewart decided to tweet back:
“Many people don’t know this, but Donald Trump’s real name is ‘F*ckface Von Clownstick.”
Incensed, Trump carried on with the Twitter feud, so Stewart twisted the knife a little, using his Daily Show account:
We seem to have hit a Fuckface Von Nervestick.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 3, 2013
“Silence,” Stewart recalled. “Four days later, I sh*t you not, perhaps the next president of the greatest country in the world — at 1:30 in the morning — tweeted…”
@caaataclysm Little Jon Stewart(?) Is a pussy, he would be hopeless in a debate with me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2013
“Vote wisely this November,” Stewart pleaded.