Jindal absolutely goes off: "Donald Trump will never be president. His nomination as the Republican candidate would gift the White House to Hillary Clinton”
Bobby Jindal said on Tuesday that conservatives could only win in 2016 by abandoning GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“Sane conservatives need to stop enabling him,” Jindal wrote in an op-ed published by CNN. “They need to stop praising him, stop being afraid of him and stop treating him rationally,” he said.
“Conservatives need to say what we are thinking: Donald Trump is a madman who must be stopped,” added Jindal, himself a Republican White House hopeful. Jindal argued that Trump is duping voters by seeking to present himself like former President Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail.
“Like a kid in a superhero costume, Trump compares himself to Ronald Reagan, wearing the Gipper’s slogan on his forehead as if he just thought of it,” he wrote, referencing Trump’s frequent insistence that he will “make America great again.”
“But whereas Reagan was a terrible entertainer and a great statesman, Trump is a great entertainer who would be a terrible statesman,” the Louisiana governor added.
Jindal also said that letting Trump become the Republican nominee would virtually guarantee a Democratic victory in the general election next year.