Bobby Jindal attacked Donald Trump harder than any candidate has attacked him thus far, this week on the Hugh Hewitt Show and at the National Press Club.
One of many standout quotes: “When asked, he couldn’t even name a specific or a single Bible verse that was important to him, that had an impact on him. Well, do you know why? It’s clear Donald Trump has never read the Bible. The reason we know he’s never read the Bible? He’s not in the Bible.”
On the Hugh Hewitt Show, he said Trump is a “narcissist” and a “carnival act”.
Read Jindal’s full answer below, via HughHewitt.com:
HUGH HEWITT: Welcome back, Governor Jindal. You are quite in the news today for throwing hammers at Donald Trump. Did you expect the blowback that’s coming?
BOBBY JINDAL: Hugh, it is great to be on the air with you. Absolutely. Look, I just said what everybody’s been thinking, but has been too afraid to say. Somebody had to say it. And for those that missed the speech at the National Press Club, I basically said I like the idea of Donald Trump. I like the idea of a D.C. outsider. I like the idea of somebody who doesn’t care about political correctness, says things folks are afraid to say. I like his use of Reagan’s theme of making America great again. His diagnosis of the professional political class in D.C. as incompetent and full of nonsense is exactly right. His prescription was wrong. His prescription was that Donald Trump is the answer. The reality is he’s also full of nonsense. The idea is great, the truth is worse than the idea. The truth is absurd. He’s a carnival act. He’s a narcissist. He’s an egomaniac. There’s no substance there. And Hugh, the reason this is so important, we have got a once in a lifetime opportunity not only to win this election, but to apply our conservative principles. We must not waste it. Conservatives need to ask themselves, are we going to trust our proven, conservative principles? Or are we going to trust a man who only believes in himself? That’s the only thing he believes in.
Thomas Valentine is a researcher for APIA and a junior at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.