McMullin returns fire on Trump for 'McMuffin' diss
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Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin on Saturday responded to President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE calling him “McMuffin” a night earlier.

“Our charming President-elect @realDonaldTrump has a new nickname for me: ‘McMuffin.’ I like it. Am I now on the hook to reciprocate?” McMullin wrote in a tweet.

“I hear Egg McMuffins taste a lot better than the steaks at the Trump Grill,” he added, linking to a Vanity Fair review of the Trump Tower restaurant that went viral for its harsh criticism of the restaurant. 

McMullin has been an outspoken critic of Trump since the election, while the president-elect has frequently called him “some guy” who was trying to beat him in Utah.

On Friday night, however, Trump called him "McMuffin" after an audience member shouted it at the rally.

"That’s correct, that’s his name, he said Evan McMuffin, do you believe this?” Trump said. “I never heard of this guy before. Nobody did. And the polls said he’s even with Donald Trump. My wife said, she looked at the television and she said he’s not even with you. Believe me, he’s not even.” 

McMullin has also poked fun at his name’s similarity to the name of the McDonald’s breakfast sandwich. Last month, he posted a picture of him and his running mate, Mindy Finn, holding McMuffins.