Back in 1988, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter called Donald Trump a, “short-fingered vulgarian,” in the pages of Spy magazine, a satirical magazine based out of New York.
It’s an oddly specific, high-brow yet childish insult that outlived the magazine (which went under in 1998), and haunted Trump for decades like a troll on his shoulder. For some inexplicable reason, it’s an epithet that seems to get under that orange skin, boiling and festering since the 80s like a determined case of Shingles, more than any other of the seemingly countless unflattering monikers coined for the real estate mogul.
To this very day, Trump will mail Carter pictures of himself, usually ripped from magazines, and circle his hands in gold sharpie to showcase the length of his fingers. Most recently Trump sent him a photo with a caption reading “See, not so short!” To which Carter responded, “Actually, quite short.”
Marco Rubio is the latest provocateur to goad the billionaire with the loathed sobriquet, saying “I don’t understand why his hands are the size of someone who is 5-foot-2. And you know what they say about men with small hands? You can’t trust them.”
To which Trump understandably and appropriately responded by defending his dick size at a presidential debate.
But is it really fair to say Trump has tiny hands? Watch the below vid and find out:
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