One of the most colorful US chief executives and one of the most colorful presidential candidates just had a run-in on Twitter, and it wasn’t pretty.
In a way, the two are made for each other. T-Mobile US CEO John Legere’s public persona includes profanity-laced speeches and long hair and leather jackets, and an unrelenting social media presence. Donald Trump, well, his personality is out-sized in many ways all its own.
Their Twitter brawl started after Trump expressed his satisfaction at the outcome of the women’s Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Legere fired back at him a few times:
Trump took the bait:
Legere came back:
You can chalk their tiff up to Sunday evening feistiness (or boredom), but honestly, how often do you see a major chief executive and a man who aims to be the next US president duke it out on Twitter?
Legere and Trump’s run-in did not go unnoticed: