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Nebraska Senator Drops Beastmode Trolling Bomb On Donald Trump And His Fingers

Conservatives and libertarians have been mocking the size of Trump's hands.

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For the last week, various conservatives have been making fun of the size of Donald Trump's hands.

I mean seriously, they're going to have to use one of those pocket Bibles to swear him in. #ShrimpFingers

Just to drive him a little bit crazy, I took to referring to him as a 'short-fingered vulgarian' in the pages of Spy magazine. That was more than a quarter of a century ago. To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him—generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers. I almost feel sorry for the poor fellow because, to me, the fingers still look abnormally stubby. The most recent offering arrived earlier this year, before his decision to go after the Republican presidential nomination. Like the other packages, this one included a circled hand and the words, also written in gold Sharpie: 'See, not so short!' I sent the picture back by return mail with a note attached, saying, 'Actually, quite short.' Which I can only assume gave him fits.

So now the conservatives and libertarians have made it a thing.

This is why Trumps father gave him so much money to play with. Can you imagine him trying to grip a garden hose?

.@realDonaldTrump shakes hands to seal yet another successful business deal @TheRickWilson

Trump, Trump, he's our man, With a mouth as dirty as a garbage can. Trump, Trump, crushing schlubs, Tho his fingers are creepy stubs

"At the camps, they made us sing hymns like 'Dear Leaders Fingers Are Of Normal Length.'" https://t.co/Iz2l7P5xSK

I bet Megyn Kelly's hands are at least the same size as Donald Trump's

Ben Sasse became worried enough about Trump's lead that he went to Iowa yesterday to speak out against him. The freshman senator from Nebraska, who defeated a rival preferred by the establishment in a 2014 GOP primary, appeared with Cruz last night in Keosauqua and will appear this afternoon with Marco Rubio at a pub in West Des Moines. He's not going to endorse either of them, and he may appear with a third candidate if his schedule permits, but he's on the ground to make the case that rallying behind Trump is a very bad idea for the party.Sasse is perturbed that party elders are making a calculation that Trump could be better in a general election than Cruz. There are too many Republicans in Washington, D.C., who like to cut deals and put points on the board, he complained during a phone interview with The Daily 202 late last night, as he drove around southern Iowa, with spotty cell service

So, naturally, Donald Trump criticized him on Twitter.

The great State of Nebraska can do much better than @BenSasse as your Senator. Saw him on @greta - totally ineffective. Wants paid for pols.

.@BenSasse looks more like a gym rat than a U.S. Senator. How the hell did he ever get elected? @greta

Amazing that Ted Cruz can't even get a Senator like @BenSasse, who is easy, to endorse him. Not one Senator is endorsing Canada Ted!

To which this United States senator responded:

Good grief. With a response like this you'd think I asked Mr @realDonaldTrump abt the length of his fingers or something important like that

Katherine Miller is the political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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