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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Sunshine Summit in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Twitter fighter.

See T-Mobile’s CEO and Donald Trump fight on Twitter

Kevin J. Delaney
By Kevin J. Delaney

Founding editor

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:

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