The man hasn't come across a criticism that he can't spin into glowing self-praise of his business "prowess." Rather than lay low and wait for the whole thing to blow over, Trump spent the next few weeks fanning the flames by taking his shit-talking to Twitter, which is probably what Nixon would have done had the power been available to him.
One of Trump's most famous feuds is with Rosie O'Donnell. It began in 2006, and he still hasn't stopped talking about it. Slight him even once, and he'll hold on to that anger until you have to call in an exorcist to cleanse your home of his vengeful ghost years after he's died. Over the years, Trump has publicly fat-shamed O'Donnell, has repeatedly called her ugly, and has openly celebrated her failures, and all because O'Donnell came to the defense of a teenage beauty pageant winner Trump publicly shamed. During the first debate, when Hillary Clinton brought up the name of a different pageant winner Trump had also publicly shamed, Trump couldn't help but briefly mention his feud with O'Donnell, which is like a senior citizen plotting the downfall of someone who once made fun of his haircut in junior high.
Alicia Machado won Trump's Miss Universe competition in 1996. Trump thought she had gained weight in the months after her victory, so he publicly called her "Miss Piggy." And she's Latina, so fuck it, might as well throw in some racism by calling her "Miss Housekeeping" too. According to Machado, Trump would yell at her about her weight and call her ugly. In 1997, Trump hired a personal trainer for Machado and invited news crews to film her exercising to prove that she was dedicated to losing weight. Machado never consented to having her workouts filmed. Turns out getting consent from women is a big problem for Trump.
Look at this disgusting pig-human. She makes me want to vomit all over my jorts.
Days after Hillary Clinton brought up Machado, Trump went on a crazed 3 a.m. Twitter blitz, intent on discrediting her and telling the world to check out Machado's sex tape. During the second debate, he denied having said that, even though the tweet is still on his feed. At this point it's not even clear if he is a pathological liar or has an undiagnosed memory problem.