Donald Trump repeated a nickname mocking one of his formal presidential rivals at his rally on Friday night, calling Evan McMullin “McMuffin.”
While reminiscing about watching the polls close on election night, Trump referred to the conservative third-party McMullin as a “character that nobody ever saw before, nobody ever heard of him before.”
When someone in the audience chimed in to call the former Independent candidate “McMuffin,” Trump repeated it.
“That’s correct, that’s his name, he said Evan McMuffin, do you believe this?” Trump said. “I never heard of this guy before. Nobody did. And the polls said he’s even with Donald Trump. My wife said, she looked at the television and she said he’s not even with you. Believe me, he’s not even.”
“Anyway, so we win.”
McMullin himself riffed on the nickname during the election.
Days before Election Day, the candidate posted a photo from McDonalds posing with two Egg McMuffins.
“McMuffins for McMuFinn,”he tweeted.
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) November 5, 2016
Trump has repeatedly attacked McMullin at his post-election rallies, only referring to him as “some guy” and a challenger from Utah.
“I don’t think a Republican has ever lost. Have they ever lost Utah? I don’t think so. Utah is in play. Against some guy, that I look at him and say, ‘There’s no way’,” Trump said at a “thank you” tour rally earlier this month.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) December 14, 2016
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