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Bobby Jindal hurls insults at Donald Trump: he is a ‘carnival act’

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Bobby Jindal on Thursday became the latest Republican presidential candidate to attack Donald Trump, calling the real-estate mogul “a carnival act” with “no understanding of policy” who lacked “the intellectual curiosity to even learn”.

Related: Carly Fiorina hits back after Donald Trump criticises her looks

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, the governor of Louisiana followed Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and in targeting Trump, who has become the clear frontrunner in polls concerning the 17-strong GOP presidential field despite a succession of controversies over his remarks and policy positions.

Jindal, who is attempting to appeal to those conservative voters who have embraced Trump, is gaining some ground in Iowa, polling in the top 10 in that crucial caucus state.

But in the most recent national poll conducted by CNN, he was only supported by 1% of Republican primary voters.

On Thursday, he called Trump a “narcissist and egomaniac”, whom he said was “unserious and unstable”.

“Donald Trump is for Donald Trump,” Jindal said, adding in reference to Trump’s “ Make America Great Again ” campaign slogan: “Donald Trump is not for making America great. Donald Trump is for making Donald Trump great.”

Jindal even dipped into some of Trump’s trademark insult comedy, saying: “You may have recently seen that after Trump said the Bible is his favorite book. He couldn’t name a single Bible verse or passage that meant something to him.

“And we all know why, because it’s all just a show, and he hasn’t ever read the Bible. But you know why he hasn’t read the Bible? Because he’s not in it.”

He also avoided a commitment to supporting Trump if he were to secure the Republican nomination, saying “he cannot be our nominee”, and predicted that if Trump did become the Republican standard bearer in 2016, he would “implode” and “hand the election to Hillary Clinton”.

Related: At rally against Iran deal, Tea Party finds itself trumped by Trump

If Trump were to “somehow magically win”, Jindal said, “we have no idea what he would do, what he stands for”.

Despite such strong lines of attack, Jindal also said “I like the idea of Donald Trump” and commended his disdain for political correctness and his hostility towards Washington elites.

The two-term Louisiana governor took pains to portray himself as “a politically incorrect, committed conservative … who will ignore the professional political class and make our country great again”.

Jindal also said that thanks to “the liberalism and incompetence of the Obama administration … you can literally see the idea of America slipping away”.

  • Lizard

    America does not need stupid dirt bag any longer like Obama

  • Dan

    Bobby Jindal is at 1% support….time to give it up. Donald Trump did not indicate in any way that Carly Fiorina’s looks were out of the ordinary. In fact she is an attractive woman. What he said was her face is not that of a President. That’s all!…

  • Steve Susa

    More media bullshit, listen to a statement print what will cause controversy, bobby who?? Does bobby whoever think he has a chance to get the nomination? What a rube! Repubs, liberals, Rinos, and the entire media is reaching deep , Trump has them all running in fear, they know if he’s in then all the across the aisle shady deals could all end, and imagine the media not deciding who’s the next President, I live it, they will say and do anything to get rid of the “Donald”😝😝😝😝😝😝

    • Gary D Flatt

      Way to address the issues. NOT! 🐍🐓 jindal’s showing his true colors that of a RINO.

  • MarcJ

    Finally Jindal expressed my opinion of the enraged pig-face Trump!

  • jerry

    Name calling is what you when you’ve lost the argument and have nothing intelligent to say.

  • the American

    I loved you bobby, but for someone so smart, you just did the most incredibly stupid thing…kind of like what stupio did with the gang of tr-eight-ors amnesty bill sb744…..this will harm your campaign and whatever future chances you had…who put you up to it? One has to ask the obvious question …the rinos are getting quite crafty with whom they coronate to attack Trump next.

  • DAVID

    ahhhh what’s the matter a!! hole you all but hurt because no one wants to vote for your dumb a!!?get over it bawl baby

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