George Will Calls Donald Trump A ‘Bloviating Ignoramus’

Conservative columnist George Will criticized Donald Trump with colorful language on Sunday when asked on ABC’s “This Week” whether it helps Mitt Romney to ally with the billionaire real estate mogul.

“I do not understand the cost-benefit here,” Will said. “The costs are clear. The benefits — what voter is going to vote for him because he’s seen with Donald Trump? The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious, it seems to me. 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.”

“But again — I don’t understand the benefit. What is Romney seeking?” he added.

Trump recently re-erected his thoroughly debunked conspiracy theory that President Obama was not born in the U.S. 

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