Trump takes on Rove
April 22nd, 2011
09:58 AM ET
7 years ago

Trump takes on Rove

Washington (CNN) – If Donald Trump runs for president, he won't be looking to former top Bush strategist Karl Rove for advice.

Rove became Trump's latest target in an interview with Fox News Thursday night.

"Karl Rove has a loser issue...[he] is the man that ran Bush into the ground," Trump said. "Bush finished so weak that we ended up getting Obama. He ran the man into the ground."

Trump's comments follow recent criticisms from Rove, who has said Trump should not be taken as a serious potential candidate because of his insistence to dwell on the birther issue.

"The more I see about Karl Rove, the more I realize: maybe it wasn't completely Bush's fault," Trump added. "The fact is that Abraham Lincoln couldn't have beaten Obama because Bush finished so weakly, so I don't want to listen to Karl Rove."

[h/t GOP 12]

Filed under: Donald Trump • Karl Rove
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. I can see mexico from my house

    I am definitly NOT a republican but Trump has got a little going for him, but not enuff.

    April 22, 2011 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  2. Peter

    Trump and Dumber!!

    April 22, 2011 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  3. lgny

    Let's see.... Glen Beck is leaving Fox and Trump is becoming a regular on Fox...
    Could it be.... Trump will become the Beck replacement!!

    He certainly talks more and more like he wants the job.

    April 22, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  4. kim

    oh dear God CNN is Trump your new Palin? GET OVER THIS BLOWHARD! I am NOT coming back to CNN until the clown with the comb over goes away!

    April 22, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
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