By 2011, Trump had had it. "The Apprentice," coming off its 11th season, hadn't received a nomination in years. He went on YouTube to blast the Emmys, saying "fewer and fewer people" watch the show "and for good reason." The academy awards the wrong shows and people, Trump said, and "it's really not a good operation.""The public is smart. They know it's a con game. I remember when I was originally nominated, everybody thought that 'The Apprentice' was going to win. It was the hottest thing on television, virtually," Trump said in 2011. "Well, it didn't win. They picked another show that frankly has been nominated many years and it's like, an irrelevant show. I'm not talking about myself. I'm not talking about 'The Apprentice.' I'm just saying the Emmys have a become boring, boring, boring show, totally predictable, and they're picking the wrong people."Then Trump discovered Twitter, which made it even easier for him to complain about the Emmys
The former House speaker and top Trump surrogate told the Washington Examiner's David Drucker that the Republican nominee loses his cool in response to "anything which attacks his own sense of integrity or his own sense of respectability, and he reacts very intensely, almost uncontrollably, to those kinds of situations."These rather harsh comments follow a Fox News interview last week in which Gingrich claimed that the Little Trump was "frankly pathetic" for attacking House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) for neglecting to congratulate him on his performance in the second presidential debate.While Gingrich noted that he admired Big Trump for disrupting the presidential campaign with his unorthodox behavior and far-reaching policy ideas, he said that the real estate mogul too often became embroiled in embarrassing public spats."There's also a part of his personality that sometimes gets involved in petty things that make no sense, and I think that that's what I was talking about when I talk about there's a big Trump and a little Trump," Gingrich said.