To the joy of late night comedians worldwide, Donald Trump announced his intention to win the presidency yesterday, doing so in front of an audience of paid actors.
And then, that same day, Trump, who isn’t known for keeping his thoughts to himself, referred to a wheelchair-using conservative columnist as a person who just “sit[s] there” and does nothing aside from being a “jerk.”
That’s presidential material right there.
Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer called Trump’s announcement “great showmanship,” which is probably being a bit too generous. Krauthammer accurately described the basis for Trump’s campaign as, “I am very rich,” however, and added:
It will damage the party because, like, say an Al Sharpton or even a Ross Perot or having those kinds of people on the stage who aren’t really serious candidates diminishes the stature of the others who are.
Donald Trump did not appreciate the remark, however true it may be, and on Wednesday, he fired back at Krauthammer while joining the hosts on Fox & Friends. According to Trump, Krauthammer is a “highly overrated” pundit who just “sit[s] there” and who hasn’t “done anything.”
Trump contrasted this with himself, who has “built a $9 billion net worth” and wrote “the number one selling business book of all time.”
You know when I watch a George Will or a Charles Krauthammer, you know, I watch them for years, they’re losers. They sit there. They haven’t done anything.
Think about it, I’ve built a $9 billion net worth, I’ve employed tens of thousands of people. I do a television show, it becomes one of the biggest shows on all of television. NBC renewed it again, they’re begging for me to do it. I write a book called ‘The Art of the Deal,’ it’s the number one selling business book of all time.
And I got a jerk named Krauthammer or George Will saying, ‘Oh gee, he doesn’t deserve to be in the race.’
Elizabeth Hasselbeck cut him off there, letting Trump know that he’d crossed a line.
“I’m in a pickle right here,” Hasselbeck explained. “I think you’re a good guy but I absolutely love Charles Krauthammer as well so I’m going to shift gears here and let you both have your opinions about one another freely.”
Krauthammer wrote a book too, called Charles Krauthammer: A Life That Matters. In it, the normally private pundit gives a look into his life — including a tragic swimming accident that severed his spine while he was studying spinal anatomy in college. He’s been confined to a wheelchair since the age of 22.
So yes, Donald Trump, he does “sit there,” but we can be sure he’d rather not if it could be helped.
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