pepper: Of course he punched back. He's emotionally unsuited to be President, which is a job title that means people are going to criticize him. He ran his personal businesses as if he was royalty and demanded absolute loyalty. He cannot handle even the whiff of criticism or anything that suggests he is not "winning". The best I can tell, his only interest is in being popular, which explains his bizarre attacks on the NFL, which is not even remotely a presidential responsibility and his incessant tweeting.