He’s a politician defined by his Twitter attacks.
Donald Trump insulted and abused a vast array of people, countries and institutions in 2016 – the momentous year he was elected President.
So who has he been insulting the most, and how has it changed?
The billionaire began the year with barrages against his Republican rivals, slamming “lyin’ Ted Cruz ” and “sad sack Jeb Bush”.
But the real vitriol began when he started facing off with “Crooked” Hillary – who he claimed should be put in jail.
He’s already pulled back from some of his attacks, saying Ted Cruz ‘s endorsement was a “wonderful surprise”.
Now he is vowing to be a President for all America.
So will 2016 have been the year of peak Twitter for Trump, or will 2017 be even worse?
Here’s a reminder of the tweets we’ve seen in the past 12 months.
1. ‘Crooked’ Hillary Clinton
Trump started as he meant to go on with the biggest recipient of his attacks – Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Around April he ramped up his war against ‘crooked Hillary’, highlighting the FBI’s probe into her emails and even claims she could be a robot. Here are some of his biggest barbs.
January 1: ” jallenaip : Hillary said she was in a “Fog of War” as explanation for the lies about Benghazi. No fog allowed in WH. Vote Trump POTUS!”
Mar 18: Hillary Clinton has been involved in corruption for most of her professional life!
Apr 29: Crooked Hillary Clinton , perhaps the most dishonest person to have ever run for the presidency, is also one of the all time great enablers!
May 21: Crooked Hillary wants to get rid of all guns and yet she is surrounded by bodyguards who are fully armed. No more guns to protect Hillary!
Jun 2: Crooked Hillary Clinton has zero natural talent – she should not be president. Her temperament is bad and her decision making ability-zilch!
Jun 21: Hillary says this election is about judgment. She’s right. Her judgement has killed thousands, unleashed ISIS and wrecked the economy. Hillary took money and did favors for regimes that enslave women and murder gays.
Jun 21: Hillary defrauded America as Secy of State. She used it as a personal hedge fund to get herself rich! Corrupt, dangerous, dishonest.
Jul 29: No one has worse judgement than Hillary Clinton – corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes.
Aug 6: Crooked Hillary said loudly, and for the world to see, that she “SHORT CIRCUITED” when answering a question on her e-mails. Very dangerous! Anybody whose mind “SHORT CIRCUITS” is not fit to be our president! Look up the word “BRAINWASHED.”
Aug 20: WheresHillary? Sleeping!!!!!
2. Bill Clinton
May 17: Amazing that Crooked Hillary can do a hit ad on me concerning women when her husband was the WORST abuser of woman in U.S. political history
3. Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine
Jul 23: Tim Kaine is, and always has been, owned by the banks. Bernie supporters are outraged, was their last choice. Bernie fought for nothing!
4. Clinton’s campaign chief John Podesta
Oct 28: If my people said the things about me that Podesta & Hillary’s people said about her, I would fire them out of self respect. “Bad instincts”
5. ‘A-list celebrities’
Trump wasn’t always a fan of celebrity endorsements – unless they went in his favour, of course. Here are some who caught his ire.
Dec 23: The so-called “A” list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!
6. Samuel L Jackson
Jan 5: I don’t cheat at golf but SamuelLJackson cheats – with his game he has no choice -and stop doing commercials! Don’t like SamuelLJackson’s golf swing. Not athletic. I’ve won many club championships. Play him for charity!
7. Whoopi Goldberg
8. Comedian Joy Behar
9. The world
He’s in practice for his role of Commander-in-Chief, but Donald Trump did not hold back when talking about the rest of the world.
Jun 28: Yet another terrorist attack, this time in Turkey. Will the world ever realize what is going on? So sad.
10. The Pope
Feb 18: For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful.
11. The German government
Jan 6: Germany is going through massive attacks to its people by the migrants allowed to enter the country. New Years Eve was a disaster. THINK!
Mar 22: Do you all remember how beautiful and safe a place Brussels was. Not anymore, it is from a different world! U.S. must be vigilant and smart!
Mar 24: Europe and the U.S. must immediately stop taking in people from Syria. This will be the destruction of civilization as we know it! So sad!
Sep 1: Mexico will pay for the wall!
Nov 28: If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal.
Jan 13: Iran toys with U.S. days before we pay them, ridiculously, billions of dollars. Don’t release money. We want our hostages back NOW!
Oct 23: Well, Iran has done it again. Taken two of our people and asking for a fortune for their release. This doesn’t happen if I’m president!
Oct 3: Just announced that Iraq (U.S.) is preparing for battle to reclaim Mosul. Why do they have to announce this? Makes mission much harder!
Dec 4: Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the U.S. doesn’t tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don’t think so!
Dec 17: China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters – rips it out of water and takes it to China in unprecedented act.
19. The Philippines
Sep 6: China wouldn’t provide a red carpet stairway from Air Force One and then Philippines President calls Obama “the son of a whore.” Terrible!
20. Japan (because of WW2)
May 28: Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he’s in Japan? Thousands of American lives lost.
21. Syrian refugees
Jul 27: Crooked Hillary Clinton wants to flood our country with Syrian immigrants that we know little or nothing about. The danger is massive. NO!
Mar 27: My statement on NATO being obsolete and disproportionately too expensive (and unfair) for the U.S. are now, finally, receiving plaudits!
23. The United Nations
Dec 26: The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!
24. ‘The Muslims’
Mar 23: Incompetent Hillary, despite the horrible attack in Brussels today, wants borders to be weak and open-and let the Muslims flow in. No way!
25. Cuba’s leader
Mar 20: Wow, President Obama just landed in Cuba, a big deal, and Raul Castro wasn’t even there to greet him. He greeted Pope and others. No respect
26. Mexico’s former President
Feb 25: FMR PRES of Mexico, Vicente Fox horribly used the F word when discussing the wall. He must apologize! If I did that there would be a uproar!
27. The Republican Party
Some of Trump’s most barbed comments were saved for members and bosses of his own party – particularly before he was named as the nominee for President. The most vicious were saved for Ted Cruz, who lost out to him, including questioning his country of birth.
Feb 11: Remember, it was the Republican Party, with the help of Conservatives, that made so many promises to their base, BUT DIDN’T KEEP THEM! Hi DT
Feb 13: The RNC, which is probably not on my side, just illegally put out a fundraising notice saying Trump wants you to contribute to the RNC.
Mar 7: We cannot let the failing REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT, who could not stop Obama (twice), ruin the MOVEMENT with millions of $’s in false ads!
Apr 16: I will be interviewed on foxandfriends at 9:00 A.M. I will be talking about the rigged and boss controlled Republican primaries!
Oct 11: Disloyal R’s are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They come at you from all sides. They don’t know how to win – I will teach them!
28. ‘Lying’ Ted Cruz
Jan 16: Greatly dishonest of TedCruz to file a financial disclosure form & not list his lending banks- then pretend he is going to clean up Wall St… I don’t think Ted Cruz can even run for President until he can assure Republican voters that being born in Canada is not a problem. Doubt!
Jan 25: Ted Cruz is a nervous wreck. He is making reckless charges not caring for the truth! His poll #’s are way down!
Jan 25: Cruz lies are almost as bad as Jeb’s. These politicians will do anything to stay at the trough!
Feb 3: Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.
Feb 12: If TedCruz doesn’t clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads, I have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen.
May 4: Wow, Lyin’ Ted Cruz really went wacko today. Made all sorts of crazy charges. Can’t function under pressure – not very presidential. Sad!
29. ‘Ted Cruz’s guy’
Mar 19: Why haven’t they released the final Missouri victory for us yet? Could it be because Cruz’s guy runs Missouri?
30. 2008 Republican nominee John McCain
Oct 11: The very foul mouthed Sen. John McCain begged for my support during his primary (I gave, he won), then dropped me over locker room remarks!
31. 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney
Feb 24: When Mitt Romney asked me for my endorsement last time around, he was so awkward and goofy that we all should have known he could not win!
Mar 3: Failed candidate Mitt Romney,who ran one of the worst races in presidential history,is working with the establishment to bury a big “R” win! Why did Mitt Romney BEG me for my endorsement four years ago?
Jun 11: Mitt Romney had his chance to beat a failed president but he choked like a dog. Now he calls me racist-but I am least racist person there is
32. Mitt Romney’s strategist
Feb 23: Just watched the very incompetent Mitt Romney Campaign Strategist, Stuart Stevens. Now I know why Mitt lost so badly. Stevens is a clown!
33. Jeb Bush
Jan 23: Just watched Jeb’s ad where he desperately needed mommy to help him. Jeb — mom can’t help you with ISIS, the Chinese or with Putin.
34. Marco Rubio
Feb 26: Lightweight Marco Rubio was working hard last night. The problem is, he is a choker, and once a choker, always a choker! Mr. Meltdown.
Mar 3: Why would the great people of Florida vote for a guy who, as a Senator, never even shows up to vote – worst record. Marco Rubio is a joke!
Mar 12: Word is-early voting in FL is very dishonest. Little Marco, his State Chairman, & their minions are working overtime-trying to rig the vote.
35. The Super Bowl
Not even the world of US sport, and its millionaire backers and tycoons, was immune from Donald Trump’s anger…
Feb 8: So far the Super Bowl is very boring – not nearly as exciting as politics – MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
36. The owner of the New York Jets
37. The owners of the Chicago Cubs
Feb 22: I hear the Rickets family, who own the Chicago Cubs, are secretly spending $’s against me. They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!
38. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks
Sep 24: If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!
39. The United States
Many of the institutions and people that made Donald Trump angry were big parts of the US political system – or US citizens. Here are the ones he attacked in 2016.
Jan 14: United States looks more and more like a paper tiger. Won’t be that way if I win!
40. The tax return system
41. The FBI
Jul 2: It is impossible for the FBI not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton . What she did was wrong! What Bill did was stupid! It was just announced-by sources-that no charges will be brought against Crooked Hillary Clinton. Like I said, the system is totally rigged!
42. This former CIA director
Aug 8: Michael Morell, the lightweight former Acting Director of C.I.A., and a man who has made serious bad calls, is a total Clinton flunky!
43. The voters
Feb 2: I don’t believe I have been given any credit by the voters for self-funding my campaign, the only one. I will keep doing, but not worth it!
44. The ‘illegal voters’
Nov 27: In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
Mar 20: Why is it that the horrendous protesters, who scream, curse punch, shut down roads/doors during my RALLIES, are never blamed by media? SAD!
Nov 11: Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!
46. A stage invader
Mar 12: USSS did an excellent job stopping the maniac running to the stage. He has ties to ISIS. Should be in jail!
47. Women accusing him of sexual assault
Oct 15: Nothing ever happened with any of these women. Totally made up nonsense to steal the election. Nobody has more respect for women than me!
48. A dead Muslim soldier’s father
Aug 1: Mr. Khan, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNC and is now all over T.V. doing the same – Nice! This story is not about Mr. Khan, who is all over the place doing interviews, but rather RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM and the U.S. Get smart!
49. The boss of Christian group The Family Leader
Jan 26: Why doesn’t phony bobvanderplaats tell his followers all the times he asked for him and his family to stay at my hotels-didn’t like paying. bobvanderplaats begged me to do an event while asking organizers for $100,000 for himself—a bad guy!
50. This conservative group
Apr 1: The Club For Growth,which asked me for $1,000,000 in an extortion attempt, just put up a Wisconsin ad with incorrect math.What a dumb group!
51. This union boss
Dec 8: Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country! If United Steelworkers 1999 was any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana. Spend more time working-less time talking. Reduce dues
52. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts
53. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Jul 13: Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!
54. The judge in the Trump University case
Jun 2: Even though I have a very biased and unfair judge in the Trump U civil case in San Diego, I have thousands of great reviews & will win case!
55. The State Department’s ’email scandal’ inspector
May 26: The Inspector General’s report on Crooked Hillary Clinton is a disaster. Such bad judgement and temperament cannot be allowed in the W.H.
56. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
Mar 1: The people of South Carolina are embarrassed by Nikki Haley!
57. Ohio Governor John Kasich
Mar 12: Absentee Governor Kasich voted for NAFTA and NAFTA devastated Ohio – a disaster from which it never recovered. Kasich is good for Mexico!
58. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren
May 7: I hope corrupt Hillary Clinton chooses goofy Elizabeth Warren as her running mate. I will defeat them both. Let’s properly check goofy Elizabeth Warren’s records to see if she is Native American. I say she’s a fraud! Goofy Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton ’s flunky, has a career that is totally based on a lie. She is not Native American.
59. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham
60. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker
Jul 26: If Cory Booker is the future of the Democratic Party, they have no future! I know more about Cory than he knows about himself.
61. Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Jul 24: The highly neurotic Debbie Wasserman Schultz is angry that, after stealing and cheating her way to a Crooked Hillary victory, she’s out!
62. The Mayor of San Jose
Jun 4: The Mayor of San Jose did a terrible job of ordering the protection of innocent people. The thugs were lucky supporters remained peaceful!
63. The Mayor of Baltimore
Aug 7: I see where Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore is pushing Crooked hard. Look at the job she has done in Baltimore. She is a joke!
64. George W Bush
Jan 15: Now that George Bush is campaigning for Jeb(!), is he fair game for questions about World Trade Center, Iraq War and eco collapse? Careful!
65. George W Bush’s former aide
66. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell
Sep 15: I was never a fan of Colin Powell after his weak understanding of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq = disaster. We can do much better!
67. Former Defence Secretary Robert Gates
Sep 17: I never met former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. He knows nothing about me. But look at the results under his guidance – a total disaster!
68. House Speaker Paul Ryan
Oct 11: Our very weak and ineffective leader, Paul Ryan, had a bad conference call where his members went wild at his disloyalty.
69. The media
The media was another of Trump’s biggest targets – with dozens of attacks on CNN, which he nicknamed the ‘Clinton News Network’, and the New York Times, which published sexual assault allegations against him.
May 15: The media is really on a witch-hunt against me. False reporting, and plenty of it – but we will prevail!
May 24: Amazingly, with all of the money I have raised for the vets, I have got nothing but bad publicity from the dishonest and disgusting media.
Jun 15: The press is so totally biased that we have no choice but to take our tough but fair and smart message directly to the people!
Aug 7: The media is going crazy. They totally distort so many things on purpose. Crimea, nuclear, “the baby” and so much more. Very dishonest!
Dec 5: If the press would cover me accurately & honorably, I would have far less reason to “tweet.” Sadly, I don’t know if that will ever happen!
70. Fox News
Jan 28: FOX debate advertising rates falling like a rock! Tune into my special event for the Veterans at 9pm EST!
Jun 5: The Clinton News Network, sometimes referred to as CNN, is getting more and more biased.They act so indignant-hear them behind closed doors. I am watching CNN very little lately because they are so biased against me. Shows are predictable garbage! CNN and MSM is one big lie!
73. National Review magazine
Jan 22: National Review is a failing publication that has lost it’s way. It’s circulation is way down w its influence being at an all time low. Sad!
74. The New York Times
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75. The Wall Street Journal
Mar 17: . WSJ is bad at math. The good news is, nobody cares what they say in their editorials anymore, especially me! Please explain to the dummies at the WSJ Editorial Board that I love to debate and have won, according to Drudge etc., all 11 of them!
76. The Washington Post
77/78. The New York Daily News AND Politico
79. People Magazine
Oct 13: Why didn’t the writer of the twelve year old article in People Magazine mention the “incident” in her story. Because it did not happen!
80. The Associated Press
81. Political news site The Hill
82. A reporter who ‘grabbed’ him
83/84/85. Twitter, Google AND Facebook
Oct 30: Wow, Twitter, Google and Facebook are burying the FBI criminal investigation of Clinton. Very dishonest media!
86. Saturday Night Live
Oct 16: Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!
Dec 4: Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad
87. A New Hampshire newspaper
LATER: I am pleased to announce that I had the Union Leader removed from the upcoming debate.
88. Fox News host Megyn Kelly
Jan 27: I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!
89. CNN pundit David Gregory
90. Democrat pundit Donna Brazile
91. Right-wing pundit Glenn Beck
92/93. These two NBC hosts
94. Pundit Charles Krauthammer
95. New York Times ‘sex assaults’ writer Michael Barbaro
96. Wall Street
Donald Trump may be a billionaire businessman, but that didn’t stop him attacking some in the corporate world.
Jul 29: Hillary will never reform Wall Street. She is owned by Wall Street!
97. Goldman Sachs
Jul 12: Bernie Sanders endorsing Crooked Hillary Clinton is like Occupy Wall Street endorsing Goldman Sachs.
Feb 19: I use both iPhone & Samsung. If Apple doesn’t give info to authorities on the terrorists I’ll only be using Samsung until they give info. Boycott all Apple products until such time as Apple gives cellphone info to authorities regarding radical Islamic terrorist couple from Cal
100. Tycoons the Koch brothers
Jul 30: I turned down a meeting with Charles and David Koch. Much better for them to meet with the puppets of politics, they will do much better!
101. Industrial firm Rexnord
Dec 3: Rexnord of Indiana is moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers. This is happening all over our country. No more!
102. The Democratic party
It’ll surprise no one that Trump laid into the Democratic establishment – but a more unusual tack was to churn out more sympathetic tweets to Bernie Sanders, instead focusing on the ‘rigged’ party primaries system against him.
May 4: What a great evening we had. So interesting that Sanders beat Crooked Hillary. The dysfunctional system is totally rigged against him!
103. President Barack Obama
Jan 13: The State Of The Union speech was one of the most boring, rambling and non-substantive I have heard in a long time. New leadership fast!
Feb 17: Interesting how President Obama so haltingly said I “would never be president” – This from perhaps the worst president in U.S. history!
Jun 12: Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace!
Jul 17: President Obama just had a news conference, but he doesn’t have a clue. Our country is a divided crime scene, and it will only get worse!
Sep 5: President Obama & Putin fail to reach deal on Syria – so what else is new? Obama is not a natural deal maker. Only makes bad deals!
104. Vice President Joe Biden
Jul 27: Our not very bright Vice President, Joe Biden, just stated that I wanted to “carpet bomb” the enemy. Sorry Joe, that was Ted Cruz !
105. Secretary of State John Kerry
Dec 28: John Kerry you’re fired!
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John Kerry hits out at Israel in United Nations row
106. Bernie Sanders
Feb 4: Sanders says he wants to run against me because he doesn’t want to run against me. He would be so easy to beat!
Mar 13: Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren’t told to go to my events. Be careful Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!
May 11: I don’t want to hit Crazy Bernie Sanders too hard yet because I love watching what he is doing to Crooked Hillary. His time will come!
Jul 12: Bernie Sanders, who has lost most of his leverage, has totally sold out to Crooked Hillary Clinton . He will endorse her today – fans angry!
107. The Green party
Nov 27: The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated & demoralized Dems
And finally, the important ones…
Feb 9: ISIS is making big threats today – no respect for U.S.A. or our “leader” – If I win it will be a very different story,with very fast results
109. Former KKK leader David Duke
110. The Orlando attacks gunman