[Mogul mugs: Neuharth and Trump]Today, Trump tweeted: "Just cancelled my subscription to @USATODAY. Boring newspaper with no mojo -- must be losing a fortune. Founder @AlNeuharth has always been a lightweight -- just like his paper."
Retired Chairman and CEO Al Neuharth landed the first punch Friday in his weekly USA Today column. He even gave his opponent, real estate developer Donald Trump, a chance to hit back in the same column. The match so far:
Neuharth, 88, wrote: "Trump is a smart guy in some ways. But he's a clown who loves doing or saying things, no matter how ridiculous they may be."
Trump, 65, replied: "I met Al Neuharth through George Steinbrenner, who felt sorry for Al after he left as head of his company. He sits pathetically watching the Yankee games alone. Al is an angry man who likes making up stories — and using me to stay relevant. I haven't spoken to him in years!"
Earlier: Big Al gives USAT publisher Hunke the big finger.