As he often does with his critics, Trump took to Twitter Sunday to denounce Rove:
Trump specifically addressed Rove’s criticism that even though he announced his run on Tuesday, he still had not filed a one-page declaration of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission.
Rove said Trump will put that off as long as possible because it will force him to lay out his vast assets and liabilities.
“He gets to have two 45-day extensions,” Rove said. “He will delay filing that piece of paper, and mark my words, he will delay and ask for extensions as long as possible.”
Not so, said Trump, tweeting:
.@KarlRove, who spent $430 million in the last cycle and didn’t win one race, said I’m not a candidate until I file papers. Next week Karl!
Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, told Bloomberg News that Trump will not file an extension.
“When Mr. Trump files his declaration of candidacy and his personal financial disclosure statement, we look forward to the public acknowledgement from Karl Rove that he is once again wrong about presidential politics,” Lewandowski said.
Karl Rove predicted a Romney win in 2012, and Trump hasn’t forgotten. (He also had harsh words for Rove’s comment on the same show that the only way to completely stop gun violence is to repeal the Second Amendment.)
Though he retweeted some fans who said that Fox News hosts Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity like him, Trump was clearly miffed at most of Fox News Channel in general.
The great Mike Wallace covered me in a much more professional manner than his son, Chris Wallace of @FoxNews. Mike was a total pro!