I am now George Will’s biggest fan since he publicly called out Donald Trump as a “bloviating ignoramus.” Here’s what he said:
ABC News’ George Will criticized Donald Trump’s role in Mitt Romney’s campaign on Sunday’s “This Week,” calling the real estate mogul a ”bloviating ignoramus.”
Trump endorsed Romney in the Republican presidential race in February. He is scheduled to appear with Romney at a May 29 fundraiser in Las Vegas, even as the Romney campaign refutes his claims that President Obama was not born in the U.S. Trump recently raised his birther views again in a new interview.
On Sunday, “This Week” moderator Jake Tapper wondered if Trump hurt Romney’s efforts to convince voters to “take him seriously.”
“I do not understand the cost benefit here,” Will lamented. “The costs are clear. The benefit — what voter is gonna vote for [Romney] because he is seen with Donald Trump. The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious it seems to me.” His fellow panel members laughed at the remark.
Will continued, “Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics. Again, I don’t understand the benefit. What is Romney seeking?”
Even better, Trump struck back by saying:
Trump jumped on Twitter to lash out against Will, writing that “George Will may be the dumbest(and most overrated) political commentator of all time. If the Republicans listen to him, they will lose.”
The Birther also said that Will totally “’bombed’ at The Mar-a-Lago Club. I was there to watch. He was embarrassed and no longer likes Donald Trump.” You should know that Will appeared there in 1995. The multi-bankrupt Mr. Trump had to dig down to come up with that one.
Don, for what it’s worth I don’t like you either.