Donald Trump tells Alan Sugar - "you are nothing!"
American billionaire Donald Trump got caught up in a fiery exchange in public on Twitter with Lord Alan Sugar.
The pair, who host the US and UK versions of the Apprentice TV show, exchanged blows amid an argument stemming from Trump’s criticism of the UK government for expanding windfarms in Scotland.
The spat escalated as Trump accused Sugar of being “dopey” and telling him to “drop to your knees and say thank you, Mr. Trump”, while Sugar accused the American billionaire of being “full of sh**” and mocked the number of Twitter followers Trump had.
It all started after Trump tweeted:
“How can George Osborne reduce UK debt while spending billions to subsidize Scotland’s garbage wind turbines that are destroying the country?You’re all wrong — check the facts! UK is massively subsidizing Scotland’s wind turbines & the people don’t want them.”
The Apprentice UK host replied: “Scottish don’t want wind turbines……..I think you have that wrong . The Scottish don’t want you !”
Then it went on as follows:
Trump: “If you think ugly windmills are good for Scotland you are an even worse businessman than I thought…… and, in my opinion, should not be doing The Apprentice.”
Sugar: “well you have NO SAY in that. The British like me not you…the ugly windmills will bring more revenue and green power to Scotland than your golf project.”
Trump: “Sugar — unlike you, I own The Apprentice. You were never successful enough…… to do The Apprentice but I approved you anyway. Without my show you’d be nothing!”
Sugar: “You approved me! What a load of rubbish dream on You don’t own apprentice Mark Burnett does. Shut up and argue with Obama. success is measured with what you have in business.I own all my real estate with no bank borrowing how about you big shot?”
Trump: “Sugar-Keep working hard so I make plenty of $ with your show……You have little persona, but The Apprentice concept is great and lucky for you!”
Sugar: “success is measured with what you have in business.I own all my real estate with no bank borrowing how about you big shot?You have had a charisma bypass.”
Trump: “When I made The Apprentice the #1 show in the US, that was a good day for you…… and many others. Drop to your knees, Sugar, and say thank you, Mr. Trump.”
Suddenly, Celebrity Apprentice USA winner and CNN chat-show host Piers Morgan weighed in: “Don’t wish to interfere obviously @realDonaldTrump - but it may be time to fire @Lord_Sugar from YOUR show for his impertinence?”
Trump: “@piersmorgan @Lord_Sugar I easily could but as long as Sugar is making me money (it’s my show) I won’t—unlike Sugar, I’m not stupid!”
Sugar: “@realDonaldTrump @piersmorgan you are full of sh.. Trump you have no power over the UK Apprentice, just like the Scottish people.”
Trump: “Dopey @Lord_Sugar — Look in the mirror and thank the real Lord that Donald Trump exists. You are nothing!”
Sugar: “you only have 1.9 m followers not good for your ego how comes I have 2.5m and you have 6 times more population than UK.”
It appears their spat has spilled over to Friday, with Trump and Sugar mocking each others’ business success.
Sugar: “Hey Donny general consensus in the UK is I kicked your ar..on twitter.Your business failures make good reading on Wikapedia”
Trump: “Sugar, Unlike yours, my financials are phenomenal. People don’t know your real numbers & would not be impressed.”