Skip to navigationSkip to content

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

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

Founding editor

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

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:

📬 Kick off each morning with coffee and the Daily Brief (BYO coffee).

By providing your email, you agree to the Quartz Privacy Policy.