Just because Jon Stewart doesn't have his own show anymore doesn't mean he can't dis Donald Trump in front of a large audience. At the annual Stand Up For Heroes event in New York City on Tuesday, the comedian ripped into the GOP nominee by recalling a Twitter fight between the two in 2013.
An audience member captured the video showing Stewart talking about how Trump began tweeting that he was smarter than Stewart, calling him "Jonathan Leibowitz" and questioning why he changed his name. (Stewart's birth name is Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz.)
If Jon Stewart is so above it all & legit, why did he change his name from Jonathan Leibowitz? He should be proud of his heritage!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2013
At the time, Stewart fired back and began calling Trump "F*ckface Von Clownstick" and said he wished Trump would "embrace the clownstick heritage." The phrase "F*ckface Von Clownstick" began trending on Twitter, and Trump, who is often confused by how the social media network works, said that Stewart stole the phrase from "a moron on Twitter." In classic Stewart style, he responded by saying, "We seem to have hit a F*ckface Von Nervestick."
The feud ended when, at 1:30 in the morning, Trump tweeted that "Little Jon Stewart(?) is a p*ssy, he would be hopeless in a debate with me!" (Gee, where have we heard Trump use the word p*ssy before?)
@caaataclysm Little Jon Stewart(?) Is a pussy, he would be hopeless in a debate with me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2013
Stewart had one piece of advice for the NYC audience: "Vote wisely this Nov. 8."