Trump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE, a former New York business mogul, knows the power of political branding.

Trump has been using nicknames and insults to taunt his political enemies since the early days of his 2016 presidential run.

He tagged former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) as “low energy” and mocked Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump administration eyes new strategy on COVID-19 tests ACLU calls on Congress to approve COVID-19 testing for immigrants Republicans fear backlash over Trump's threatened veto on Confederate names MORE (R-Fla.) as “Little Marco.”


The president still uses the moniker of “Crooked Hillary” to attack his former Democratic opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCarville repeats prediction that Trump will drop out of race What's behind Trump's slump? Americans are exhausted, for one thing Trump campaign reserves air time in New Mexico MORE.

Here's a look at some of Trump's most memorable insults from 2018.

'Wacky and Deranged' Omarosa

The president did not hold back after his former adviser, Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanPelosi makes fans as Democrat who gets under Trump's skin The Memo: Impeachment's scars cut deep with Trump, say those who know him Author of anonymous 'resistance' NYT op-ed to publish book MORE, released a tell-all memoir earlier this year.

Trump called her “wacky and deranged” and a “crazed, crying lowlife."

However, he faced backlash when he called Manigault Newman, once the highest-ranking African-American in the West Wing, a “dog.”

'Horseface' Stormy Daniels 

Trump was criticized this year when he called adult-film star Stormy Daniels a “horseface” in October after a court victory over his alleged former mistress.

A federal judge in California had tossed out Daniels's defamation lawsuit against Trump and ordered Daniels to pay the president's legal fees.

Daniels's attorney, Michael Avenatti, responded by calling Trump a "disgusting misogynist" and a "liar" who has dishonored his family and country.

Conor 'Lamb The Sham'

The president used a rhyme and a hashtag to attack Pennsylvania Rep. Conor Lamb (D) while endorsing Lamb’s opponent, Rep. Keith RothfusKeith James RothfusLobbying world Conor Lamb gets 2020 challenger touted by Trump The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority MORE (R-Pa.) in the battle for the state's newly drawn 17th District.

Lamb won the seat in November. 

'Slime ball' James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBolton book sells 780,000 copies in first week, set to surpass 1M copies printed The Seila Law case: Liberty and political firing A new age of lies? MORE

Former FBI Director James Comey is frequently a target of Trump's Twitter feed.

After Comey called the president unfit for office while supporting the release of his book in April, Trump fired back by calling him a “proven LEAKER & LIAR” and a “slime ball” who “should be prosecuted.”

He also called Comey “slippery” and a “man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!”


'Sour' Don Lemon

Trump refers to CNN’s Don Lemon as “Sour Lemon,” according to Trump’s former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciRepublican operatives pushing GOP turnout for Biden with new super PAC President sinks amid stumbles over protests Sunday shows preview: Protests against George Floyd's death, police brutality rock the nation for a second week MORE.

Lemon has also been called "dumb as a rock" and a "lightweight" by the president.

'1 Percent' Joe Biden

Trump has mocked former Vice President Joe Biden's performance in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, when the then-senator exited the race after the Iowa caucuses with just 1 percent support.

Biden leads the field of potential Democratic candidates to challenge Trump in 2020, according to a poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers released earlier this month.

The two men have been verbally sparring ever since Biden declared at a rally in Florida in March that he would have taken Trump "behind the gym and beat the hell out of him" in high school.

Biden later said he regretted the comment, but Trump hasn't forgotten it.

“Remember he challenged me to a fight. ‘I’d like to take him behind the barn.’ I’d love that. That wouldn’t last long. That would not last long. That wouldn’t last long,” Trump said, imitating Biden in October.

'Da Nang Dick' Blumenthal

Trump mocked Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) this month for past statements he made about serving in Vietnam. Blumenthal served in the Marine Corps Reserves during the war but did not go to Vietnam. 

'Sloppy' Stephen Bannon and 'Sloppy' Carl Bernstein  

Trump branded both his former chief strategist and a veteran Watergate reporter as “sloppy.”

Trump slammed Stephen Bannon as “sloppy” after he fell out of favor with the White House over his comments in the Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

Trump then recycled the nickname to launch an attack against Carl Bernstein, a CNN contributor, over a report about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

'Little' Adam Schiff and 'Little Adam Schitt'

Trump lashed out at Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, in February and accused him of leaking confidential information. Schiff denied the claims and said Trump was spreading “false smears."

The president in November tweaked the label to read "Little Adam Schitt" after the congressman suggested the appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was unconstitutional.

'Sneaky' Dianne Feinstein

Trump lashed out at Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, in January after she released more than 300 pages of interview transcripts between Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson and committee lawmakers.

'High Tax' Charles Schumer

Trump fired off this new nickname for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) after Schumer warned him against "seat of the pants negotiating” during his historic June meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. 

'Sleepin’ Bob' Casey 

Trump introduced a new nickname for Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) while at a campaign rally in August.

“So Bob Casey, boy isn’t that boring … I’ll start falling asleep,” Trump said, appearing to make up the nickname on the spot. “Don’t fall asleep as we talk about Sleepin’ Bob."

Casey went on to defeat a Trump-backed Republican challenger, Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaBottom Line Ex-GOP congressman to lead group to protect Italian products from tariffs Head of Pennsylvania GOP resigns over alleged explicit texts MORE (Pa.) to secure his third term in the Senate. 

'Crazy' Maxine Waters

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has emerged as one of the president’s fiercest critics in Congress and often calls for his impeachment. 

She received pushback from Trump and his supporters in June after she called on people to confront Trump Cabinet officials in public spaces like restaurants and department stores.

Trump said the congresswoman was “ranting and raving” and driving people away from the Democratic Party.

'Wacky Jacky' Rosen

Trump blasted Nevada Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen in September during her Senate race against Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE (R-Nev.).

He railed against her during a Las Vegas rally, but Rosen ended up being victorious during the midterm elections, giving Democrats a win in one of their few pick-up opportunities in the Senate. 

'Mr. Kurd'

When calling on reporters during a September press conference, Trump referred to a Kurdish journalist as “Mr. Kurd."

The reporter was later identified as Rahim Rashidi of Kurdistan TV. He told a New York Times reporter that he loved Trump’s introduction.

"He made me happy by this sentence,” he said.