[PW] ? Origins of Trump Epithet (Quotation Query #796)

Burton, Donna burtond at union.edu
Thu Mar 1 07:38:01 PST 2018


Page 20 of the Jan.-Feb. 1988 issue.

Donna Burton
Reference Librarian
Schaffer Library
burtond at union.edu
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308

On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 9:39 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
wrote:

> An epithet that has been applied to Donald Trump ("short-fingered
> vulgarian from Queens") is said to have been coined by Graydon Carter in
> Spy Magazine in 1988, but the details of the coinage are a bit elusive.  Is
> anyone able to confirm for me which 1988 issue of Spy introduced this
> phrase, and was it used in an article by Carter, or in a parodic
> advertisement appearing in the magazine without Carter's byline?
>
>
> Fred Shapiro
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