UPDATE: Donald Trump may have revealed the name of one of the people he wanted to "hit" in a tweet he posted on Friday.
During a rally in Iowa, Trump talked about a "little guy" who criticized him in a speech during the Democratic National Convention, despite having done business with him in the past.
As it turns out, that guy might be Michael Bloomberg.
The former New York City mayor endorsed Hillary Clinton at the DNC and gave a scathing critique of Trump, calling him a "dangerous demagogue."
The tweet Trump posted slams Bloomberg and calls his last term as mayor "a disaster."
In addition to throwing punches at his career, Trump referred to him as "Little Michael Bloomberg" which could indicate he is the same "little guy" Trump said he wanted to "hit so hard his head would spin."
"Little" Michael Bloomberg, who never had the guts to run for president, knows nothing about me. His last term as Mayor was a disaster!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2016
After being verbally obliterated during the Democratic National Convention this week, Donald Trump said during an Iowa rally that he wanted to "hit" several of the speakers who mentioned him in their speeches.
During his appearance in Davenport, Trump talked about a phone conversation he had with a "highly respected" governor who asked how he was doing.
Trump claims he responded by telling him he wanted to, "hit a number of those speakers so hard, their heads would spin."
Without mentioning any names, Trump addressed one specific person who really ruffled his feathers.
"I was going to hit one guy in particular, a very little guy," Trump said. "I was going to hit this guy so hard his head would spin, he wouldn't know what the hell happened."
Trump said this nameless guy who "came out of nowhere" had done business with him in the past, but is now suddenly against him.
"He made deals with me. 'Will you help me with this? Would you make this deal and solve the problem?' I solved the problem," Trump said.
So many speakers have unapologetically skewered Trump — including President Barack Obama — that there is really no telling who his rant was actually about.
According to CNN, Trump said his governor pal told him to focus on defeating Hillary Clinton and leave other Democrats alone.
"He said, 'Don't hit there. Don't hit down. You have one person to beat. It's Hillary Rodham Clinton,'" Trump claimed. "I said, 'But I really want to. I don't like what they're saying because a lot of it is lies. Not all of it but a lot of it is.' I said, 'I just really ... it makes me feel good.'"
In the end, Trump said he is heeding his friend's advice and steering clear of launching attacks on other Democrats besides Clinton, but that didn't stop him from taking a jab at current New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.
"I was going to say that de Blasio is the worst mayor in the history of the city, but I didn't say it," Trump said to laughing crowd. "He's a terrible mayor. I was going to say that, but now I won't say it."
Trump has gotten caught sticking his foot in his mouth and then retracting his statements countless times before, including just Wednesday when he invited Russia to hack Clinton to find her lost emails.
He responded to the backlash from his comments by saying he was being "sarcastic."
Nevertheless, it's evident that he was speaking metaphorically when he spoke of "hitting" people; however, this serves as yet another example that he lacks the tact and poise expected of a presidential candidate.
His choice of words also speak to his violent nature, which he has demonstrated on numerous occasions — including the many times he encouraged violence at his rallies, offering to pay his supporters' legal fees if they got into physical altercations with protesters.
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