GOP Senator Expertly Trolls Donald Trump For Having Small Hands

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January 30, 2016 10:07 a.m.

A freshman Nebraska senator dropped the ultimate trump card Friday night after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump dubbed him a “gym rat” by playing libertarians’ new favorite internet game: joking about The Donald’s very small hands.

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse joined rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on the trail in Iowa in recent days with a simple message: stop Trump from being the party’s nominee.

Sasse’s new cause clearly rankled the Republican presidential frontrunner, who took to Twitter to call the senator “easy” and “totally ineffective,” among other attacks.

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But Sasse was undeterred, and tapped into a new meme among conservatives circles online for his counterattack: making fun of the billionaire for having small hands. Such criticism apparently really gets under Trump’s skin, with “Vanity Fair” editor Graydon Carter recalling in October that he still receives mail from Trump for once referring to him as a “short-fingered vulgarian” in “Spy” magazine:

To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him—generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers. I almost feel sorry for the poor fellow because, to me, the fingers still look abnormally stubby.

So, of course, conservatives have had a field day with The Donald’s meathooks:

So then Sasse added this one to the mix:

h/t BuzzFeed News

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