Donald Trump isn’t new to feuding with people on social media. This week he’s at it again, arguing with the Hateful Eight star Samuel L. Jackson.
The “beef,” as Jackson called it, seems to have been sparked by the January issue of American Airlines magazine, Rhapsody. Jackson did an interview with them in which he spoke briefly about the Republican front-runner. He mentioned that while the two had golfed together in the past, they are certainly not friends. He said:
“Interesting character. More P.T. Barnum than politician. I don’t think he believes half the things he says.”
Jackson also hinted that Trump may not play by the rules on the green by saying, “I don’t cheat” while hinting at some incident where Trump may have played dishonestly. It seems like that suggestion was the quip that broke the Trumps back.
On Tuesday, he tweeted to the actor, with an attempt at an insult of his own! He wrote:
“I don’t know @SamuelLJackson, to best of my knowledge haven’t played golf w/him & think he does too many TV commercials—boring. Not a fan.”
Later in the day, Jackson appeared as a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Of course it was the topic of conversation seeing as how Meyers also isn’t on great terms with Trump. When asked to clarify if he does, in fact, know Trump…Jackson told Meyers:
“I met him a lot. I played golf with him. I actually played golf with him and Anthony Anderson one day and we were all playing together. We clearly saw him hit a ball, hook a ball, into a lake at Trump National in Jersey, and his caddy told him he found it. (…) He just took off running and next thing we know, ‘I got it Mr. Trump’. We were like, ‘Did you see a splash? We saw a splash … ‘”
Anderson felt the need to get in on the drama and defend his friend. He vouched for Jackson with a tweet of his own on Tuesday.
— Anthony Anderson (@anthonyanderson) January 5, 2016
Sammy went on to tell Meyers about a time when Trump called him to play golf not with him, but with his friend and when he “got there, it was President Clinton.”
Their now public golfing relationship isn’t the only source of discord between the two. Jackson also went on to talk about a bill he got from Trump’s National Golf Club, which he certainly didn’t pay seeing as how he isn’t a member.
Lacking a better sense of judgment, Trump seemed to counter his previous statements with a further tweet today talking about Jackson’s golf swing. Something he would know nothing about if he hadn’t golfed with him.
With both men having over five and a half million Twitter followers, their back and forth quarrel has certainly been in the lime light. Samuel L. Jackson is a no nonsense guy, and Trump is all nonsense. Perhaps it would be better for his 2016 campaign for presidency if he stayed off social media altogether.
Late Night with Seth Meyers “Samuel L. Jackson Finds Out He’s in a Feud with Donald Trump – Late Night with Seth Meyers” YouTube. 05 January 2016. Web. 06 January 2016.