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08/24/2017 04:22 am ET

Washington Post Humor Columnist Challenges Donald Trump To A Duel

"Your weapon and venue of choice."
Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten challenged President Donald Trump to a duel on Twitter.
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Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten challenged President Donald Trump to a duel on Twitter.

A columnist for the Washington Post challenged President Donald Trump to a duel on Wednesday.

Gene Weingarten, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the “Below the Beltway” humor column, joked on Twitter:  

One reader speculated on the choice of weapons: 

Weingarten replied: 

Trump has not responded, but last year he indicated it might not be a problem for him.

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue, shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters,” he boasted. 

In any case, Weingarten has moved on to other targets, namely “Star Trek” star William Shatner:

After some back and forth during a mock feud, Weingarten eventually challenged Captain Kirk to a duel as well: 

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