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."