Former President Donald Trump is on a roll again.
That was especially the case after Republican strategist Karl Rove, a frequent Fox News guest, penned an op-ed this week about what he perceived as a “muted enthusiasm” for the 45th president after a CPAC poll revealed that 68 percent of Trump’s supporters want him to make a 2024 run.
Let’s just say that Trump wasn’t thrilled about Rove’s take on the matter.
As a matter of fact, Trump issued a blistering statement on Rove while demanding that the George W. Bush-era strategist be fired from his job as a Fox News contributor. “Get rid” of him, Trump said with concern to his role at Fox News, adding that he believes Rove is a “RINO of the highest order.”
Trump added that Rove “is always negative for those who know how to win. He certainly hasn’t helped Fox in the ratings department, has he?”
But that wasn’t all, in Trump’s statement, he took aim at Rove for his seemingly deep commitment to the establishment wing of the Republican party.
“Never had much of a feeling for Karl, in that I disagreed with so many of the things he says. He’s a pompous fool with bad advice and always has an agenda,” Trump’s statement read.
Piling on to the mountain of harsh criticism, Trump went on to blame Rove for the Republican Senate seats lost in Georgia in the special run-off election in early January. “Should have been an easy win but he and his friend Mitch [McConnell] blew it,” Trump wrote. He also slammed McConnell, who has been locked in a heated war of words with the former president, saying without his help, the Senate Minority leader “Karl’s friend Mitch” wouldn’t have secured a victory without his endorsement.
You can read Trump’s full statement on Rove in the tweet below:
Former Pres. Trump on Karl Rove:
“He’s a pompous fool with bad advice and always has an agenda. He ran the campaign for two Senators in Georgia, and did a rotten job … Should have been an easy win, but he and his friend Mitch blew it with their $600 vs. $2,000 proposal.” pic.twitter.com/sSS7sngvUf
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) March 5, 2021
Rove responded, according to Reuters.
“I’ve been called a lot of things in my career, but never a RINO. I’ve voted for every Republican presidential candidate since I turned 18 and have labored only for GOP (Republican) candidates since then,” said Rove. “I have a different recollection of Mr. Trump’s views on 5G and our conversation election night. I’ll continue to use my whiteboard and voice to call balls and strikes.”
Some in the mainstream media have referred to the recent dust-up between the two as part of the GOP “civil war,” but believe me, 75 million Trump voters probably couldn’t care less about what Rove has to say on any given day.
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