Donald Trump is a real estate mogul, businessman and reality TV personality. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization. He is also the founder of Trump Entertainment. He was the host of the reality TV series The Apprentice on NBC. On June 16, 2015, he announced that he will be running for President of the United States in the 2016 election and is seeking nomination as a Republican. He also owns and operates the Miss USA and Miss Universe contests. He’s even been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He is brash, outspoken and controversial. The Donald has certainly seen his fair share of wild fights.
The Donald is never one to back down from a challenge (even when he is the one that starts everything in the first place). To be fair, sometimes it’s Trump that starts the beef, and other times he’s just going on the defensive. Trump has been involved in several high profile feuds. Donald Trump has tangled with many, such as singers, actors, comedians, Mexicans, politicians and even a farmers. Trump's feuds are often covered by the media and can turn into a major news story. So, in the iconic words of ring announcer Michael Buffer, "Let's Get Ready To Rumble!" Here is a look at 11 of Donald Trump’s most notorious feuds.
11 Donald Trump VS Rihanna
10 Donald Trump VS Jerry Seinfeld
9 Donald Trump VS Cher
8 Donald Trump VS Jon Stewart
7 Donald Trump VS David Letterman
6 Donald Trump VS Seth Meyers
5 Donald Trump VS Bill Maher
4 Donald Trump VS President Barack Obama
Barack Obama is the current and 44th President of the United States. He was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. He’s the first ever African-American President. Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. However, Donald was not convinced that Obama is an American, and went on a media blitz and demanded to see The President’s long form birth certificate. At first Obama refused such a ridiculous request, but realized that the media was more focused on that than more serious matters. Despite releasing his birth certificate, Trump is still not convinced. Following Obama’s re-election, Trump had a meltdown on Twitter. At the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, Obama got in some great jabs at Trump who was in attendance. Obama said he was glad to put the birth certificate issue behind him so that Trump can “finally go back to focusing on the issues that matter, like: did we fake the moon landing? What really happens in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?”
3 Donald Trump VS Latino Celebrities
Donald Trump made several controversial comments during his announcement to run for President. One of the comments being a "promise" to build a “great, great wall” to keep the Mexicans out. Many Latino celebs voiced their displeasure for Trump and felt his comments were racist. Rapper Pitbull has stated that he will no longer stay at Trump’s hotels. Pitbull also warned Donald to "watch his back" for drug kingpin Jouquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who recently escaped from prison. El Chapo clearly did not like the comments made by Trump and put a $1 million bounty on Donald, dead or alive. Trump increased his security after the threat was made. Celebrities Roselyn Sanchez and Cistian de la Fuente have dropped out as the co-hosts for the Spanish language simulcast of the Miss USA pageant. Other Latino celebs that have spoken out against Trump include, Ricky Martin, Eva Longoria and Shakira.
2 Donald Trump VS Rosie O’ Donnell
Rosie O’Donnell is best known for hosting The Rosie O’Donnell Show and as the former moderator on The View. In 2006, during an episode of The View, Rosie criticized Trump for a press conference he held in which he was giving Miss USA Tara Conner a second chance after she violated Miss USA guidelines. Rosie did an impression of Donald that Trump didn’t seem too pleased with. She also felt that Trump isn’t the best moral compass for 20 year olds based on his failed marriages and infidelity.
Trump proceeded to unleash on Rosie and appeared on several TV and Radio shows tearing Rosie apart. He called her a “bully”, “loser” and made several derogatory comments about her weight. Rosie has said that it was one of the worst cases of bullying she ever experienced. Although in a bit of a surprise, Donald wished her well and a quick recovery after she suffered a heart attack in 2012.
1 Donald Trump VS Michael Forbes
Michael Forbes is not a comedian, actor, or politician. Michael Forbes is a farmer from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 2006, Trump purchased land in Scotland with plans to create the world’s most phenomenal golf resort and complex. Donald’s plan was to include up to three 5 star golf courses, 500 private homes, roughly 1,000 guest homes and a luxury hotel. However, it meant that several farmers living on the land were going to be forced out and the beautiful land would be destroyed. The locals stood up to Trump and many refused to sell. One in particular, Michael Forbes, refused to sell or be bullied. Trump often referred to Forbes' land has a “slum” and “pigsty”. The documentary You’ve Been Trumped, chronicled the farmer's struggle against the powerful tycoon. The building of the course disrupted the lives of the farmers. Their power was cut and water supply was broken. Trump's crew fenced off a piece of land that belonged to Forbes, despite proof that they were crossing boundaries. Donald often ignored the fact that the property and land belonged to Michael Forbes.
In 2012, Michael Forbes won the prestigious Top Scot Award in Scotland for his courage and bravery to stand up to Donald Trump.