Donald Trump has chosen Jon Stewart as his latest Twitter sparring partner.
The "Celebrity Apprentice" host/perpetual attention-hound, known for hurling bile at a number of enemies in 140 characters or less, fired up his Twitter account to reach out and smack "Daily Show" host Stewart, calling him "a total phony" after Stewart called the mogul "F---face Von Clownstick."
The dig came during Wednesday's episode of Stewart's Comedy Central show, as Stewart was 'discussing the fact that Texas Senator Ted Cruz was -- gasp! -- born in Canada.
Suggesting that Trump -- who infamously questioned President Obama's birthplace -- investigate Cruz's background, Stewart cracked, "By the way, did you know Donald Trump's birth name is F---face Von Clownstick? That's all over Twitter, I hope."
It certainly ended up all over Twitter on Friday, as Trump fired up his account to point out that Stewart went by another moniker when he was born, as well. (Stewart was actually born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz.)
"What's funny about the name 'F---face Von Clownstick' -- it was not coined by Jon Leibowitz -- he stole it from some moron on twitter," Trump proclaimed. "If Jon Stewart is so above it all & legit, why did he change his name from Jonathan Leibowitz? He should be proud of his heritage!"
Trump didn't stop there -- he fired off a couple more mini-missives that declared Stewart a "total phony" and "highly overrated."
"Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow is a total phony –he should cherish his past—not run from it," Trump fumed. "As I've said many times before, Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow is highly overrated."
The "Daily Show" Twitter account fired back, admitting that, yes, Stewart is indeed Jewish.
"Can't an overrated Jew have a complicated relationship with his dad without being accused of hiding his heritage?"
The Daily Show tweet ended with a hashtag that is unprintable here; let's just say it rhymes with Duckmace don Frownlick.
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