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Trump Disses ‘Sloppy Steve’ Bannon and for Once, America Unites in Agreement With Him

”As much as I hate to admit it, “Sloppy Steve“ is branding gold. It’s gonna stick” said one Twitter user

We’ll admit it: Donald Trump is extremely good at giving insulting nicknames to his enemies. Especially enemies who used to be friends, like former chief advisor Steve Bannon.

Bannon fell afoul of his former boss after excerpts from Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury” quoted him at length dissing Trump and his family (including calling Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in 2016 “treasonous”). Trump already said Bannon “not only lost his job, he lost his mind” after the comments went public. And late Thursday he went further, dismissing Wolff as a liar and granting Bannon a nickname he’s probably going to be stuck with for the next three years:


Whether Bannon is wincing at the new nickname, social media had a field day. America, it seems, was united in at least one thing: agreement that it’s a pretty good insult.

First, a breakdown of where “Sloppy Steve” fits in Trump nickname history — like this Dramatis Personae, just in case you need it:

Or for the more savvy-minded, how “Sloppy Steve” compares to classics like “Crooked Hillary” and “Rocket Man”:

And let’s uh, let’s not forget he’s the President of the United States:

Plenty of people had almost grudging respect for Donald’s latest punitive nickname:

There’s this alternate definition, but for real, click at your own risk.

Of course, some people had fun at Trump’s expense:

Meanwhile, Kumail Nanjiani had an idea:

So did Dana Loesch:

Turns out, they’re half-right:

But as Rob Reiner reminds us, it’s Bannon’s move now:

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