There’s two things Donald Trump cares about above all else – before his family, before his “reputation,” and even before his much-discussed bouffant. No, those things all pale into insignificance when you consider his two great loves: Twitter and showing off.
But the president just got a big ol’ bucket of reality thrown right in his face on both of these things, with the news that he’s been banned from the swanky, internationally-renowned sushi restaurant chain Nobu and been ordered by a judge to stop blocking his haters on social media.
The restaurant announcement came from actor Robert De Niro, who is an investor in the exclusive Japanese culinary chain. He reportedly insisted to the MailOnline that “he would never let Trump into any of the Nobu restaurants.”
“I don’t care what he likes,” De Niro added. “If he walked into a restaurant I was in — I’d walk out.”
When contacted by ShortList today, a Nobu spokesperson said, coyly: ““As a Global Restaurant Group, we do not comment in regards to our guests.”
De Niro is certainly no fan of the current president.
“He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, a bullshit artist, a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care, thinks he’s gaming society, doesn’t pay his taxes,” De Niro said of Trump from 2016 during the campaign.
“He’s an idiot… I’d like to punch him the face.”
Stop holding back Bob. Tell us how you really feel.
And the other news that’s sure to upset the Commander-in-Chief is the ruling by a New York judge that he cannot block people on Twitter, because it violates their first amendment rights to participate in a “public forum”.
In a ruling against Trump, the court pointed to past White House assurances that the president’s Twitter account is an official political channel, according to The Guardian.
In her 75-page opinion, the United States district judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote: “The president presents the @realDonaldTrump account as being a presidential account as opposed to a personal account and, more importantly, uses the account to take actions that can be taken only by the president as president.”
“Because no government official is above the law and because all government officials are presumed to follow the law once the judiciary has said what the law is, we must assume that the president and [digital director Dan] Scavino will remedy the blocking we have held to be unconstitutional,” the judge added.
Social media queen Chrissy Teigen, who was famously blocked by the president last year for taking the piss out of him, is very happy about the ruling.
“Well well well we meet again @realDonaldTrump,” she said on Twitter.
According to the website unfollowspy.com, Trump and Teigen aren’t following each other at the minute – which means he likely hasn’t unblocked her yet.
But time’s a ticking Trumpy. Get to it!