Marco Rubio, trying to be mean again, claimed at a campaign rally on Sunday that Donald Trump has small hands for how tall he is, and that “You know what they say about men with small hands—you can’t trust ‘em!”

Earlier this year, Washington Free Beacon blogger Andrew Stiles mocked Trump’s “shrimp fingers”, but observers have pointed out Trump’s deficient digits for decades. Indeed, Spy Magazine’s “short-fingered vulgarian” is something like the ur-Trump descriptor. Graydon Carter recently reflected on its coinage:

To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him—generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers. I almost feel sorry for the poor fellow because, to me, the fingers still look abnormally stubby. The most recent offering arrived earlier this year, before his decision to go after the Republican presidential nomination. Like the other packages, this one included a circled hand and the words, also written in gold Sharpie: “See, not so short!” I sent the picture back by return mail with a note attached, saying, “Actually, quite short.” Which I can only assume gave him fits.

See for yourself:

But wait! Here is Donald Trump with a new friend:

Is it possible that Chris Christie’s fingers are even shorter, even shrimpier—though certainly not more vulgar—than Donald Trump’s? Strange, but (maybe) true.

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