Marty Walsh Makes the New York Times’ List of Donald Trump’s Insults
Monday’s edition of the New York Times featured a two-page spread of every person, place, and thing insulted by Republican nominee Donald Trump over the course of this nightmarish 2016 presidential campaign—281, to be exact.
As you’d expect, the list is exhaustive, and includes, among scores of others, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
Walsh came out swinging against Trump not long after the real estate mogul descended the escalator at his eponymous tower and announced his candidacy last year, calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” who bring drugs and crime across the border. Walsh, a son of immigrants from Galway, Ireland, said Trump would have to make a few apologies before he would be allowed to build in Boston.
Trump fired back, taking aim at Walsh’s central role in the failed Boston 2024 Olympic bid.
Boston's Mayor Walsh wasted a lot of time and money on going for the Olympics, and then he gave up. I don't want him negotiating for me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2015
Walsh upped the ante in August 2015, issuing Trump an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, along with Attorney General Maura Healey and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Trump wasn’t having it.
“He’s a clown, Marty Walsh,” Trump said before a rally at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, New Hampshire. “I don’t even know who he is. This guy, he spends all this time and effort and money on an Olympic Bid, and then he goes out and he’s talking about ice bucket challenges. Get a real mayor.”
The Times‘ compendium of shade also features a rather detailed entry on former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney, who has also been a vocal critic of Trump. Such hits include: “a disaster candidate who had no guts and choked,” “so awkward and goofy,” “a mixed up man who doesn’t have a clue,” “choked like a dog.”