The New York Times Names All the People and Things Trump Has Insulted on Twitter During His Campaign

A long and chilling list.

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Throughout the 2016 election, Donald Trump has weaponized his Twitter account to malign his opponents and give oxygen to conspiracy theories and hate groups around the country. The Republican nominee has done so with such frequency that on many occasions his social-media bursts have gone well beyond his 5.9 million followers to dominate entire news cycles for days on end.

The New York Times has cataloged every insult to appear on Trump’s Twitter account since he launched his campaign in June 2015. On Monday, the paper devoted two full pages of its print edition to showcasing its impressive work:

According to the Times‘ official count, over the last 16 months and nearly 4,000 tweets, Trump has aimed his social-media ire at 281 different targets, with Hillary Clinton unsurprisingly taking most of the hits. President Barack Obama, John Oliver, Neil Young, NBC News, the state of New Jersey, and the public at large are just some of the others to appear on the list. While it’s exhausting enough to witness Trump’s barrage of insults in real time, seeing them neatly collected is downright chilling.

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