Donald Trump blasted George Will today for suggesting recently that the Republican Party should give up on winning the White House in 2012, calling the conservative columnist “a totally overrated fool.”
“I think he’s a totally overrated fool. I think this guy is so overrated. I don’t think he’s really smart, he looks smart with the little glasses and hair swept to the side,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends.” “That was one of the dumbest [comments]. … I think he’s a totally overrated pundit.”
The real estate mogul was referring to the columnist’s Sunday piece in which he said conservatives should focus on retaining control of the House and winning the Senate, and give up on the lost cause that is the presidential bid.
“There would come a point when … conservatives turn their energies to a goal much more attainable than … electing Romney or Santorum president,” Will wrote. “It is the goal of retaining control of the House and winning control of the Senate.”
Repeatedly calling the writer a “hack,” Trump, who has endorsed Mitt Romney, said Monday, “That he can say that is just incredible because I really think the Republicans, in the form of Mitt Romney, have a great chance to take the White House.”
He continued, “When fuel hits $5, when your gasoline bill hits $5 a gallon this summer, and maybe $6, and maybe $7, because we have nobody to speak for us, I think Mitt Romney has a great chance of winning.”