Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin on Saturday responded to President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpEx-CIA analyst resigns rather than serve Trump administration Matt Schlapp op-ed: Challenges, controversy won't stop CPAC 2017 Anti-Trump protests swell outside Parliament during debate on official visit 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.
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.”
Donald Trump is now taking shots at @Evan_McMullin as "this guy, this unknown person."— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) December 9, 2016
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.