Donald Trump released a statement blasting former Bush adviser and current Fox News contributor Karl Rove.
In the statement, the former president took the “Architect” to task for being a RINO — and worse.
“Karl Rove has been losing for years, except for himself,” Trump said. “He’s a RINO of the highest order, who came to the Oval Office lobbying for 5G for him and a group. After a lengthy discussion with Rove and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, I said no, they’re not qualified. Our Nation can do much better!”
“On Election Evening, Nov. 3rd, at 10:30 p.m., Rove called to congratulate me on ‘a great win,'” Trump continued. “I said thank you Karl, only to watch the rigged election take its final form.”
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“Karl Rove’s voice on Fox is always negative for those who know how to win,” he went on. “He certainly hasn’t helped Fox in the ratings department, has he?”
“Never had much of a feeling for Karl, in that I disagreed with so many of the things he says,” Trump added. “He’s a pompous fool with bad advice and always has an agenda. He ran the campaign for two Senators in Georgia, and did a rotten job with bad ads and concepts. Should have been an easy win, but he and his friend Mitch blew it with their $600 vs. $2,000 proposal.”
“Karl would be much more at home at the disastrous Lincoln Project,” he continued. “I heard they have numerous openings!”
“If the Republican Party is going to be successful, they’re going to have to stop dealing with the likes of Karl Rove and just let him float away, or retire, like Liddle’ Bob Corker, Jeff ‘Flakey’ Flake, and others like Toomey of Pennsylvania, who will soon follow. Let’s see what happens to Liz Cheney of Wyoming.”
“If it weren’t for me, the House would have lost 25 seats instead of gaining 15 — it was a shock for everyone, and almost cost Pelosi her Speaker position,” Trump went on. “Likewise, 8-10 Senators would have lost their position, including Karl’s friend Mitch, our wonderful leader who would rather spend his time fighting me than Pelosi, Schumer, and Sleepy Joe.”
“In last year’s Congressional primaries, 120 of the 122 candidates I endorsed won – and the two that lost were beaten by people claiming to be more Trump than their opponent,” he added. “In the Senate, I was undefeated in primary endorsements with a record of 21 and 0, and close to that in the general election.”
“31 million people listened to my CPAC speech online, and it had among the largest television audience of the week, even though it was on cable at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon,” Trump continued.
“Karl Rove is all talk and no action!” he said. “Next time Karl, save your Election night phone call and keep doing a great job for the Democrats. Fox should get rid of Karl Rove and his ridiculous ‘whiteboard’ as soon as possible!”
Karl Rove had repeatedly criticized Donald Trump, including in a November 11 op-ed at the Wall Street Journal called, “This Election Result Won’t Be Overturned.”
In December, Rove had called Trump a “sore loser” on Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace asked Rove about Donald Trump continuing to contest elections and the long-term political impact of such efforts.
“The answer to that depends upon what’s his goal? If his goal is to lay the predicate to come back in 2024 and run again, he’s helping himself at least gaining the nomination, but I think in the long run he’s not helping himself or the country,” Rove said. “America likes comebacks, but they don’t like sore losers, and he is on the edge of looking like a sore loser, and probably will look like it after January 6th.”
“Who knows? I may even decide to beat them for a third time,” he said.