A Chrysler executive told Donald Trump in a Tweet on Thursday that the real estate executive and television personality was "full of #$%$" for repeating a notion that Chrysler is shipping U.S. Jeep production to China, which the automaker refutes.
Ralph Gilles, the head of product design for Chrysler, became the second top Chrysler executive in three days to strongly deny the claim, which was first made by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney last week to a crowd in Ohio.
Trump, from his Twitter account, said, "Obama is a terrible negotiator. He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler wants to send all Jeep manufacturing to China--and will!"
To which Gilles, from his Twitter account, responded to Trump: "You are full of #$%$!"
On Tuesday, Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne, in an e-mail to employees, also flatly denied Romney's claim.
"I feel obliged to unambiguously restate our position: Jeep production will not be moved from the United States to China," Marchionne wrote.
Trump loves the free press and probably does it for the attention it draws to him and his properties. The damage he does is when people take him seriously.
Other Trump gems/jokes that come across Twitter every 10 minutes or so:
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Crying openly in court, a former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards delivered emotional testimony about the former presidential candidate's late wife, suggesting that she died with emotional wounds left by her cheating husband.
Jennifer Palmieri, who remained close friends with Elizabeth Edwards until her death from breast cancer in December 2010, said she cut off communications with John Edwards after he ignored multiple appeals to tell the truth about his affair with campaign videographer Rielle Hunter.
"I believe that John was continuing to lie, that he was trying to drag me into that," Palmieri said. "And I just didn't want to be a part of it."
Palmieri sobbed during cross-examination by the defense, as she recalled a conversation with Elizabeth Edwards in the final days of her life.
"She expressed to me concern that when she and John decided to separate, she was concerned that when she died, there would not be a man around that loved her," Palmieri said.
Palmieri said she promised to be there for Edwards, but her dying friend continued to hold on to her feeling of loss.