President Donald Trump has repeatedly given not-so-flattering monikers to his political enemies. Hillary Clinton was dubbed “Crooked Hillary,” Ted Cruz was nicknamed “Lyin’ Ted” and Bernie Sanders was labeled “Crazy Bernie.”
And now, the time has come for someone who, up until a few months ago, was one of Trump’s top advisers and closest allies: Steve Bannon.
The new name came, like the bulk of Trump’s most talked-about moments, on Twitter.
Trump insisted that he did not allow Michael Wolff, who wrote the explosive new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, access to the White House. (Wolff has since denied that’s true.) The president then slammed both the author and Bannon, who spoke to Wolff for the book.
On Friday morning, Trump reiterated Bannon’s nickname in a new tweet commending the Mercer family, the billionaire political donors, for cutting ties with the newly dubbed “Sloppy Steve.”
And Twitter can’t get enough of Trump’s new nickname for his former chief strategist.
Even Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., weighed in.
Celebrities were talking about it, too.
But people couldn’t help but remember when things between Bannon and Trump seemed to be going great.
People couldn’t help but compare “Sloppy Steve” to Trump’s other nicknames.
Or compare Trump to presidents past.
While some thought it was just a distraction.
Some just appreciated the laugh.
And the question that begs to be answered: What happens next?
“You do realize that “Sloppy Steve Bannon has dirt on you and your family,” wrote one Twitter user. “You are barking up the wrong tree, unlike the #GOP #Bannon isn’t scared of you. #TrumpVsBannon.”