Recently the bromance, or alliance of mutual benefit, between Donald Trump and Steve Bannon hit a bit of a snag. It all started when an excerpt of the book Fire and Fury was released. Bannon was quoted as saying disparaging things about Donald Trump, his family, and his administration. In response, Trump issued a well thought out statement basically saying they will let bygones be bygones.
Haha! No. This is what we got instead.
I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2018
While we know the first part of that statement is untrue (the author was in the White House after all) it is the second part of that tweet that got people really thinking. Just how good of a nickname is Sloppy Steve?
As much as I hate to admit it, "Sloppy Steve" is branding gold. It's gonna stick.— Jeff B (@EsotericCD) January 5, 2018
Trump nicknames, ranked (best to worst):— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) January 5, 2018
Little Rocket Man
Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd
Cryin' Chuck Schumer
Low Energy Jeb
Failing New York Times
Liddle Bob Corker
Other people thought it sounded too much like meal. It's unclear if that is a point in its favor or not.
A Sloppy Steve is just a Sloppy Joe made by a white supremacist.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 5, 2018
Sloppy Steve sounds like a Great Value version of Sloppy Joe.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 5, 2018
Most people, though, are just happy that in this divisive era there is finally something we can all get behind.
But, look, this is all good and fun but let's remember the most important thing here.
I know seeing Trump call Bannon 'Sloppy Steve' is insane, but the fact that everyone seems so entertained by it as opposed to surprised by it is scary. He's the president - not a comedian or even some fringe political candidate.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 5, 2018
Do not ever forget, @POTUS put supposedly crazy, lying Sloppy Steve on the National Security Council. The most important part of the White House, first time a political guy on it. It caused horror & Trump said Bannon needed to be there.— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) January 5, 2018
Don't let Trump run away from what he did.
Donald Trump now says Steve Bannon has lost his mind and mocks him as “sloppy Steve.”— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 5, 2018
He was the Chairman of Trump’s campaign, the Chief Strategist of the White House, and was placed by Trump onto the National Security Council.
He was Trump’s right hand man. His brain. Period.
Fire and Fury is out now.