6 People Donald Trump Actually Likes, Because, Look, You Can't Hate Absolutely Everybody
Donald Trump is a hater. He likes to yell, and when he yells, the chances are he's yelling something mean. He's the human equivalent of a tennis ball machine. He's the real life Oscar the Grouch, except meaner and grouchier. He called Sen. Lindsey Graham a "total stiff." He called Arianna Huffington a "clown." Karl Rove is a "total loser," and Rick Perry "needs new glasses." Trump has negative commentary on pretty much everyone, at one time tweeting that Robert Pattinson should dump Kristen Stewart. See? He could give Regina George a run for her money. He's so mean that he's become predictable — TIME made a Trump insult generator by using only the language from his tweets. So, do we dare ask, who does Donald Trump actually like?
Certainly no one from the GOP, except for maybe Ronald Reagan. But believe it or not, the bad-tempered real estate mogul does claim to admire people other than himself. On his Instagram, for instance, he often posts #TBT pictures of his younger self with some famous person: Barbara Walters on his jet, Bobby Lashley winning Wrestlemania 23, him pointing at Alec Baldwin. Occasionally, he'll even post pictures of his children, and two years ago, he took this picture of Christmas decorations, proving that he likes Christmas. (Who knew?!) Despite his compulsive insults and aggressive tweets, Trump has in fact expressed pleasant sentiments about a few things and quite a few people. Whether they reciprocate that admiration is an entirely different matter.
At last Wednesday's GOP debate, Donald Trump famously said he'd "get along very well with Vladimir Putin." Apparently, there's even proof of their friendship.
When Kanye West announced his plans to run for president in 2020, Trump said he was thrilled. He called West a "nice guy" who has said "extremely positive things" about him before. He also suggested he was the inspiration behind West's announcement. "I was actually watching, I saw him do it," he continues, "and I said, 'That's very interesting. I wonder who gave him that idea?'"
In an August interview with The New York Times, the pop singer said Donald Trump told her that he was a fan of her twerking after her 2013 performance at the VMAs. "I was staying at the Trump Hotel and Donald Trump literally called and said, basically, 'I know everyone's talking about it, but I loved it,'" she said. This isn't the first time Trump offered his support to Cyrus. After her breakup with Liam Hemsworth, he tweeted that she could do "much better." How sweet!
This relationship is mutual, as Brady himself has confirmed it. "Honestly, he's a good friend and we've had a lot of time on the golf course together over the years, probably not much recently," the Patriots star said on a radio show this month. He even owns a Trump "Make American Great Again" hat.
The Cast Of Goodfellas
Not really much to tell from this Instagram pic, but considering that it would've taken Trump at least three minutes to look up that Goodfellas title image and then make the collage, Trump must've really enjoyed that visit to the set.
Neil Young (definitely not mutual)
Trump may have said Young was one of his favorite musicians but that's probably no longer the case. When Trump used the song "Rockin' in the Free World" on his campaign trail, the singer issued a statement saying it was unauthorized. Trump later tweeted that he "didn't love it anyways" but The Huffington Post reports that he'd been seen nodding along to it at his events. This makes me kind of sad, actually.
There you have it. Six people — eight including all of the Goodfellas in that picture — that Donald Trump doesn't hate. Again, I note there is no guarantee that his affection is reciprocated. For more, check out his full Instagram account. Or do it anyways, because it is a goldmine.