Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer lobbed the latest bomb in a growing feud with presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying the real estate mogul’s newly announced campaign is “run on know-nothing xenophobia.”
Krauthammer made the comment during an appearance on the Fox News show “Special Report with Bret Baier.” Krauthammer said Trump’s announcement showed “great showmanship” but little else.
“Look, this is a campaign that’s run on know-nothing xenophobia,” Krauthammer said. “It will damage the party,”
The comments came more than a week after Trump took to Twitter to call Krauthammer a “totally overrated clown” in response to previous criticisms of his presidential ambitions.
During his Fox appearance, Krauthammer used the opportunity of Trump’s announcement speech earlier in the day to hammer the Donald.
“It was stream of consciousness,” Krauthammer said. “I think his single most important statement was ‘I am very rich.’ That’s the basis for the campaign.”
Krauthammer criticized Trump for his outlook on Mexico.
“But you know, look, you say, can you take him seriously? Can you really take seriously a candidate who says ‘Mexico is not our friend? It’s sending us immigrants who are criminals, drug dealers, and rapists. Although’ — and this is my favorite part — he says quote ‘Some I assume are good people.’”
Host Doug McKelway, filling in for Baier, commented on Trump’s ego and asked whether they saw contradictions in Trump’s speech.
“The contradictions were flying around that room every second,” Krauthammer responded.
Krauthammer did concede Trump had one redeeming characteristic: “He is very rich.”
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