This Is What Happens When You Cross Donald Trump

An incomplete index of the candidate’s vengeance tweets.

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Donald Trump sure doesn’t take well to criticism. Each time a politician or commentator takes issue with a Trump-ism—and there seems to be no slight too petty for the billionaire to respond to—Trump blasts back with a tweet that ratchets up the rhetoric. This weekend, when he found himself in hot water for disparaging John McCain’s war record, rather than back off his remarks, he doubled down on his critique of the Arizona senator on Twitter.

It’s something the tycoon has done more than a few times since declaring his run for the GOP presidential nomination last month. Below is a compilation of the digs that have gotten under Trump’s skin, and the tweetstorms he’s unleashed in response.

6/16/15: Fox News’ Juan Williams says Trump’s ego is “just on fire” (among other comments that may have irritated Trump).

6/25/15: Univision cuts ties with Trump after his infamous remarks about Mexican immigrants.

6/30/15: After NBCUniversal ends its business relationship with Trump over the GOP candidate’s Mexico remarks, Trump revives an earlier Twitter diatribe against Meet the Press host Chuck Todd.

7/1/15: Macy’s severs ties with Trump after the Mexican immigrant comments. Trump promptly calls for a boycott of the department store.

7/2/15: Rick Perry says Trump’s controversial remarks “offended” him, on ABC News’ This Week.

7/4/15: Jeb Bush joins the ever-expanding list of people to criticize Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants, calling them “extraordinarily ugly” and “way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think.”

7/15/15: Karl Rove goes on Fox News and downplays Trump’s recent surge in the polls.

7/16/15: John McCain tells The New Yorker that Trump “fired up the crazies.”

7/16/15: The magician Penn Jillette calls Trump a man “without filters” and says he’s wrong about everything, on MSNBC.

7/19/15: The Wall Street Journal reports on the McCain controversy and runs an opinion piece asking how long politicos on the right will “keep pretending he’s a serious candidate.”

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