15 Hilarious Nicknames Donald Trump Has Been Called

Donald Trump is known for spouting off a few nicknames here and there. Whether he’s dissing his political opponents or other world leaders, he’s proven that he enjoys using in schoolyard taunts to get his point across.

And as a result, his most vocal critics have hit back. Countless nicknames have been used to describe Trump, especially since he became president.

Some are funny, some are clever, and some are downright profane. But all of them are unforgettable. Here are the most hilarious nicknames for Trump so far, including one that gets right to the heart of one of his biggest insecurities (page 13).

15. Cheeto Jesus

Cheeto Cheetah and Donald Trump collage.
Left: The O.G Cheeto icon | FritoLay/The Cheet Sheet, Right: Trump’s orange infamous tan. | Mandel Ngan/Getty Images

A lot has been said about Trump’s skin– more specifically, how his love of tanning beds often gives him an orange glow. And that’s given rise to tons of jokes, and more than a few nicknames.

One of the best, by far, is Cheeto Jesus, bestowed upon Trump by Rick Wilson during the 2016 presidential campaign season. Ironically, the hilarious nickname came as a reaction to a much more serious incident.

Wilson went on a Twitter rant following the mass shooting at Orlando night club Pulse. He tweeted, “This weekend, people were lined up hundreds deep to give blood to the victims of Orlando. Your Cheeto Jesus was praising himself.”

Next: This jokey nickname slams Trump’s complexion and his temperament.

14. Angry Creamsicle

Creamsicle and Donald Trump collage.
Left: This sweet treat reminds us of someone. | Blufish77/Getty Images, Right: Donald Trump might not agree. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

Another Trump trait that’s known around the world is his temper. That’s what makes Stephen Colbert’s 2016 nickname for then-candidate Trump so funny.

In a Late Show bit featuring former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, Colbert called Trump an “angry creamsicle.” Given his tendency toward lashing out and his infamous orange-ish hue, it fit perfectly — and had his audience in stitches.

Next: Even mainstream news sources have taken to ribbing Trump. 

13. Captain Chaos

Captain Chaos and Donald Trump collage.
Left: Captain Chaos on a mission. | Golden Harvest, Right: Donald Trump | Fabrice Cofini/Getty Images

If you’re a Cannonball Run fan, you already know the name Captain Chaos. But even if you missed the context, NBC News’ nickname for Trump is still pretty funny.

In a January 2016 article from Mark Murray, Chuck Todd, and Carrie Dann, the news network borrowed Jeb Bush’s nickname for Trump — the Chaos Candidate — and took it one step further.

The NBC News journalists called then-candidate Trump “Captain Chaos.” But they offered a sound explanation for why they gave him the nickname. “If you want to know why this 2016 presidential campaign has been so crazy, bizarre, and unpredictable,” they wrote, “you can thank one person for that – Donald Trump.”

Next: Even Trump’s fellow politicians have gotten in on the nickname game.

12. Cadet Bone Spurs

Donald Trump walking in the White House.
The president has never served the country’s military. | Saul Loeb/Getty Images

In December 2017, Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand after she said he should resign due to his numerous sexual harassment allegations.

One of Gillibrand’s colleagues, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, wasn’t having it, though. She tweeted, “Word of advice for Mr. Trump: publicly disparaging women doesn’t make you look stronger—it only reveals your weakness as a leader.”

She followed up her criticism with a sly nickname of her own. Duckworth, a military veteran, knocked Trump for his deferred military service. She tweeted, “Then again, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised when Cadet Bone Spurs, who has a documented history of “grabbing” women, fails to treat women professionally or appropriately.”

Next: History buffs will love this clever jab at another infamous leader.

11. Orange Julius

Donald Trump frowns while in a meeting with congress.
His orange complexion makes him look unnatural. | Chris Kleponis/Pool/Getty Images

In June 2017, New York’s Public Theater staged a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. And the company made it very clear who they pictured the infamously corrupt leader to be: Trump.

Backlash ensued, and sponsors pulled out of the production, despite some agreeing with the comparison. And as cultural critics began to unpack what the whole incident meant for free speech and art, The Nation incidentally came up with a clever new nickname for the president: Orange Julius.

Next: A notoriously anti-Trump comedian came up with this next knee-slapper.

10. Rome Burning in Man Form

John Oliver discussing Donald Trump in a segment.
A unique way of referring to his disastrous actions. | Consumer via YouTube

Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver has never been shy about his dislike for Trump. And in 2016, he focused a lot of his quick-witted criticisms at the candidate — and eventual president-elect.

Oliver’s takedowns of Trump often focused on heavily researched analyses of his inconsistent positions and shady business dealings. But he also found time to throw in a few softball insults.

In June 2016, Oliver called Trump “Rome Burning in Man Form.” Given his scorched earth approach to campaigning, few could argue the nickname wasn’t fitting.

Next: This next nickname isn’t very mature — but that’s what makes it funny.

9. Screaming Carrot Demon

Donald Trump yelling while wearing a black suit and red tie.
He definitely seems to squawk like a bird. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Oliver’s fellow Daily Show alum Samantha Bee hasn’t been particularly quiet about her dislike for Trump, either. She’s called him dozens of names over the past couple of years — there’s even a supercut video of all her greatest Trump hits.

One of Bee’s most hilarious nicknames for Trump so far is “Screaming Carrot Demon.” That’s because even though you wouldn’t think to call him that yourself, when you hear it, it makes perfect sense.

Next: Policy wonks have even waded into the Trump nickname pool.

8. World’s Greatest Troll

Trump and Troll Doll collage.
Left: This Troll Doll looks very familiar. | B0412130 via Instagram, Right: Donald’s infamous hair is uncontrollable. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

In 2015, Trump’s candidacy for president was still in its beginning stages. But even then, Nate Silver had some choice words for the real estate mogul.

In an article on FiveThirtyEight, he called Trump the “World’s Greatest Troll.” And, better yet, he used data to prove that the candidate had sowed discord in the political process and the Republican party.

So, it wasn’t just a nickname. It was a well-researched nickname at that.

Next: Colbert struck again with this hilarious pop culture reference

7. Godzilla with Less Foreign Policy Experience

Godzilla and Donald Trump collage.
Left: Godzilla was hard to tame. | TriStar Pictures, Right: Trump also behaves in haphazard and unpredictable ways. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

When you think of Godzilla, you probably picture an oversized reptile destroying whole cities with his indiscriminate stomping and fire breathing fury. If you ask Colbert, Trump and the notorious Japanese movie monster are more similar than they seem.

In February 2016, he acknowledged that Trump’s quest for political glory seemed “unstoppable.” And to make it abundantly clear to The Late Show viewers, he gave them an easy metaphor.

“He’s like Godzilla,” he told them. “With less foreign policy experience.”

Next: What do you get when you mix natural disasters and tanning beds?

6. Tangerine Tornado

Church Lady in a segment.
He definitely earned this honorific. | NBC

Saturday Night Live has made satirizing Trump’s rise to power an art. But one of its best Trump moments came not from Alec Baldwin’s impersonation, but from a legendary alum.

In May 2016, Dana Carvey returned to SNL, and brought back a fan-favorite character: The Church Lady. During the skit, she interviewed some of the biggest names in politics, including Tarran Killam’s Ted Cruz and Darrell Hammond’s Trump.

And though the Church Lady herself seemed keen on Trump, she did let one killer nickname slip when she called him “The Tangerine Tornado.”

Next: This next nickname has some hilariously relevant origins.

5. Creep Throat

Donald Trump and Billy Bush in 'Access Hollywood'.
The video that earned him the nickname. | Adrian Grummt via YouTube

In October 2016, we all found out that Trump likes to grab women — and where, specifically, he likes to grab them. It was one of the most scandalous and disturbing moments of Trump’s presidential campaign. And his critics were merciless.

Late Night host Seth Meyers came up with an especially scathing rebuke of Trump’s behavior towards women. And in the process, he coined a fantastic new nickname: Creep Throat. If only Meyers had known that the nickname would take on even greater meaning after Trump was elected and embroiled in scandal.

Next: This hilarious nickname has fairy tale origins.

4. Trumplethinskin

US President Donald Trump and son Barron arrive for a new year's party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.
He doesn’t take critisism very well. | Nicholas KammAFP/Getty Images

Everyone knows that while Trump enjoys lambasting his foes, he doesn’t take criticism that well. He’s earned a reputation for being thin skinned, if you will.

So, the nickname Trumplethinskin isn’t just giggle-worthy. It’s also a pretty clever criticism of his tendency to take himself seriously.

Next: You can sing this next nickname right along with us.

3. Tiny Hand Sir

Donald Trump hands collage.
Left: Are his hands really small? You decide. | Jim Watson/Getty Images, Right: This is one of Trump’s biggest insecurities, it seems. | Mandel Ngan/Getty Images

Trump has made his myriad obsessions and insecurities very obvious. One of the strangest is his insistence that his hands are not small. The president’s preoccupation with his hand size has been the butt of some pretty amazing jokes. And it’s also spawned a whole subset of hand-centered nicknames.

Our favorite once again comes from Colbert, who put his new nickname for Trump into song. In a September 2017 monologue, Colbert riffed on Trump’s Kim Jong-Un’s obsession — and subsequent “Rocket Man” nickname.

He said that Un had an upcoming Elton John tribute album, which would feature songs like “Saturday Night’s Alright for Golfin’.” And he took a jab at the president with his parody of a John classic, “Hold Me Closer, Tiny Hand Sir.”

Next: This nickname was so popular, it got its own swag.

2. Drumpf

John Oliver discussing Trump.
Another nickname penned that makes sense. | Lastweektonight via YouTube

Last Week Tonight’s Oliver devoted an entire 2016 episode to systematically dismantling Trump’s case for why he should be president. The segment went viral, thanks in large part to his revelation that Trump isn’t actually the president family’s original last name.

Oliver revealed that many years ago, the family went by the name of Drumpf. It doesn’t exactly have a great ring to it — but Oliver’s fans ate it up anyway.

So, to commemorate Trump’s family history, Oliver created a website. It featured accessories for fans to buy, emblazoned with Oliver’s play on Trump’s infamous campaign slogan: Make Donald Drumpf again.

Next: Trump tweeted about this profane nickname years before he even ran for president.

1. F–kface Von Clownstick

Jon Stewart posing in a black suit and tie.
Jon Stewart created the most iconic nickname of all. | Robin Marchant/Getty Images

Jon Stewart’s disdain for Trump precedes his presidential campaign by years. In 2013, after Trump lashed out at Stewart on Twitter, the Daily Show host hit back.

He tweeted back, ““Many people don’t know this, but Donald Trump’s real name is F–kface Von Clownstick. I wish you would embrace the Von Clownstick heritage.

Trump, never one to let a Twitter war die, kept up his criticisms of Stewart. He even acknowledged the TV host’s popular nickname, tweeting, “Amazing how the haters & losers keep tweeting the name “F**kface Von Clownstick” like they are so original & like no one else is doing it…”

This was, of course, before the concept of the self-own really took off. But even so, it’s clear to see that by acknowledging Stewart’s nickname, he helped make it even more popular. 

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