“Financially Embattled Thousandaire” and Journalism’s Other Top Donald Trump Epithets | VF Daily | Vanity Fair

 

Earlier this week, Columbia University awarded a handful of writers and artists one of the highest honors in their respective fields: the Pulitzer Prize. Today we’d also like to make special mention of a few journalists who are peppering their coverage of Donald Trump’s misbegotten presidential ambitions with highly entertaining, creative, and florid epithets. Not since Spy magazine’s creation of “short-fingered vulgarian,” the ur Trump-descriptor, have we seen such a renaissance of mockery.

Thank you, finalists, for making wall-to-wall Trump coverage not only bearable but enjoyable.

This year’s honorees:

“gelatinous cartoon slumlord”
Jim Newell, Gawker

“financially embattled thousandaire”
Gail Collins, The New York Times

“ocherous churl”
Max Read, Gawker

“a television star famous for his ‘billionaire’ character who makes a good living licensing his name after failing in the casino business”
Alex Pareene, Salon

“pouty fathead”
John Cook, Gawker

“ridiculous buffoon”
Paul Waldman, The American Prospect

“a junk-bond gnome so gauche that he makes the cast of Jersey Shore seem genteel”
Ken Layne, Wonkette

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