1The comedian who skewered Trump on Jimmy Kimmel
In December 2015, late night host Jimmy Kimmel was talking about Hanukkah when a very special guest walked out on stage—Borat (as played by Sacha Baron Cohen).
"Borat" explained that the reason he was on the show was to warn the world about the “frivolous nincompoop” Sacha Baron Cohen, who is famous for portraying characters like Ali G, Bruno, and, most recently, Donald Trump. “The only person who would ban Muslims is someone with a brain like a female chicken,” he said. “It is clearly a parody of a rich American racist. Cohen have spent all the money on orange paint for face and he leave no money for wig. Now I know what happen to Pamela Anderson's pubis. It is on his head!”
In the end, it turned out the real reason Borat was on the show was to premiere the new trailer of “propaganda footage” for Cohen's upcoming film The Brothers Grimsby, in which he plays the hapless brother of a James Bond-type British spy alongside Mark Strong and Rebel Wilson.
2The Neo-Nazis and white supremacists who are supporting Trump's policy to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.
"Heil, Donald Trump—THE ULTIMATE SAVIOR."
30-year-old Andrew Anglin, publisher of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, threw his support behind Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's call for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."
"Finally—someone speaks sense," he wrote, posting Trump's new proposal under the headline "Glorious Leader Calls For Complete Ban on All Moslems."
Some white supremacist groups have also thrown their support behind the billionaire reality TV star's candidacy. David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, came out to support Trump's proposal on his radio show in December 2015.
3The Atlanta street art that features Donald Trump as a Nazi
The backlash over Trump's controversial comments against Muslims has spread to Atlanta in the form of street art. Posters of Donald Trump's face with a Hitler mustache against a Nazi flag background were seen alongside at least two busy roads during the morning rush hour.
Police removed the posters once a forensic photographer took pictures for evidence and are actively looking for the person(s) responsible. They describe the art as dangerous because it may distract drivers passing by at high speeds.
4The author who said Trump is worse than her most evil creation
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling may have some of the harshest words yet for Donald Trump's controversial policy proposal.
"How horrible," tweeted Rowling, along with a BBC report on Trump's call to ban Muslims. "Voldemort was nowhere near as bad." For those of you who don't already know, Voldemort is the central villain in the Harry Potter series.
Rowling, who is no stranger to political commentary, received a wave of support from fans around the world, who called her a Twitter "queen."
5The entrepreneur who wants to send Trump into space
Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, has only tweeted four times thus far. He aimed his fourth ever tweet at Trump, and included the hashtag #sendDonaldtospace.
What sent Bezos into orbit was a series of tweets by Trump accusing Amazon of not paying "fair taxes." The Republican presidential candidate suggested that if Amazon did so, its "stock would crumble like a paper bag." He also alleged that Bezos is using his ownership of The Washington Post as a "big tax shelter" for Amazon since the paper is "losing a fortune."
Bezos seemingly took Trump's attack as a badge of honor and said, "Finally trashed by @realDonaldTrump. Will still reserve him a seat on the Blue Origin (Bezos also owns a private space company) rocket. #sendDonaldtospace"
6The White House spokesman who made fun of Trump's hair
White House press secretary Josh Earnest declared that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump's call to ban all Muslim immigrants from entering the U.S. “disqualifies him from serving as president” by the constitutional oath each president takes. Fine, we get that, but in a very Trump-like move, he also called out presidential candidate's "fake hair." He said:
Let me just step back and say that—the Trump campaign, for months now, has had a dustbin-of-history-like quality to it, from the vacuous sloganeering to the outright lies to even the fake hair, the whole carnival barker routine that we've seen for some time now. The question now is about the rest of the Republican Party and whether or not they're going to be dragged into the dustbin of history with him. And right now, the current trajectory is not very good.
There were a few chuckles in the room, but NPR's Mara Liasson questioned Earnest. The disbelief registering on her face as she asked questioned Earnest.
LIASSON: This might be a little nitpicky, but in your prepared remarks you said something that struck me as very Trumpian and not very Obama-like when you talked about Trump's fake hair. That's a hallmark of Trump, to comment on somebody—your opponent's appearance. It's not something that I would ever expect to come from the Obama White House. I'm just curious. This was in your prepared remarks. What was the thinking behind it?
EARNEST: I guess I was describing why it would be easy for people to dismiss the Trump campaign as not particularly serious.
LIASSON: Because of his hair!?
EARNEST: Because he's got a rather outrageous appearance, and...
LIASSON: But isn't that the kind of thing he does to people and that's considered so out of line when he talks about people's appearances?
EARNEST: That's a hallmark of his campaign and his identity, though. That's the point that I'm trying to cite there.
UNKNOWN REPORTER: How do you know it's fake?
EARNEST: I guess I'm happy to be fact-checked.
7The presidential candidate who believes Trump is part of conspiracy to ensure a Clinton presidency
It's a theory that has been bandied about for months—what if Donald Trump is a false flag candidate whose actual mission is to get Hillary Clinton elected?
Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush suggested as much in a recent tweet—he believes rival and party frontrunner Trump could be part of a conspiracy to put Hillary Clinton in the White House. “Maybe Donald negotiated a deal with his buddy @HillaryClinton. Continuing this path will put her in the White House,” Bush tweeted to his 388,000 followers.
Other conservatives have also questioned whether Trump's campaign is genuine. Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol asked if Trump could be a “double agent” working for Clinton. John Weaver, the top strategist for John Kasich's presidential campaign, has similarly floated the idea that Trump is a tool “created by the Clinton campaign.”
Bush's tweet comes one day after he said, “Donald Trump is unhinged. His ‘policy' proposals are not serious.”
8The mayor who would rather avoid New York than run into Trump
When Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," he also said that some parts of London "are so radicalized that the police are afraid for their own lives."
London Mayor Boris Johnson, a Conservative, responded to that allegation by saying Trump is "clearly out of his mind,” and his "ill-informed comments are complete and utter nonsense. Crime has been falling steadily both in London and in New York—and the only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump."
9The feminist icon who wants an apology from Trump for Christmas
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem posted a list of the top ten things she wants for Christmas. Number 10 is an apology from Donald Trump "for being a Birther; anti-immigrant; a builder of buildings that look like big Dunhill cigarette lighters; the world's most punishing source of Green Cards for women who marry him to get one; daring to rate women as no longer Tens when he himself has never been a One, going bankrupt multiple times in order to stick other people with his bad-judgment debt; pretending he ever hit a home run when actually, he was born on third base—and oh, yes, setting the hair weave industry all the way back to Rogaine."
And if he doesn't apologize? Steinem says, "I wish us all the gift of remembering that Hitler was democratically elected—in a low voter turnout."
"** Hard to explain, but Hitler wasn't elected personally; he headed the party that won a plurality of seats and a power-sharing deal."
10The hip-hop mogul who asked Trump to "stop the bulls***" in an open letter
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons describes himself in an open letter as a close friend and admirer of Trump—and then cuts him down as a bigoted "one-man wrecking ball" who is "fueling the fires of hate."
Simmons—who was a celebrity guest on The Apprentice in 2004—writes partly in anger, partly in despair at what Trump has said and done. His proposal to ban on all Muslims allowed into the USA is likely to "ruin" their long friendship, he says.
Simmons tweeted that "I had to write this" and linked to his letter:
Over 30 plus years you have been an amazing friend; endorsing my books, coming to my shows, flying me on your planes, your helicopters, and even allowing my family members and myself to stay in your house in Florida many times. So, it kinda pains me to know that my public statements about your candidacy have strained or ruined our friendship.
My friends, both Muslims, and Jews, are saying there are so many comparisons between your rap and Hitler's, and I cannot disagree with them, Donald. You can't possibly want your kids or your wife, Melania (all of whom I know and respect), to live with that. You are a born leader, who is set to possibly win the nomination of your party, but don't compromise what I know is in your heart to do it. You are a generous, kind man who has built a career on negotiating deals where everybody wins. Now, you seem like a one-man wrecking ball willing to destroy our nation's foundation of freedom.
Stop the bullshit. Stop fueling fires of hate. Don't feed into the rhetoric created by small-minded people. You're smarter and certainly more loving then you let on. The Republicans in power don't like you any more than the Democrats in power, as they know you can't be controlled because you are your own man. You have been many people's champ in the past, but now you are becoming a major embarrassment. I know the cheap seats are easy to play to, but you can get them just by being the man I have known for nearly 30 years.