Donald Trump doesn’t think there’s much point in listening to Karl Rove. He’s not alone.
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted his latest salvo at Fox News in general and Rove in particular.
“Why does @oreillyfactor and @FoxNews always have Karl Rove on. He spent $430 million and lost ALL races. A dope who said Romney won election,” tweeted the billionaire. Trump’s tweet came shortly after Rove appeared on Fox News and downplayed recent poll results that show Trump surging in the GOP 2016 presidential primary.
“Every poll has me wining BIG,” Trump later tweeted. “If you listen to dopey Karl Rove, A trump hater, on @oreillyfactor you would think I’m doing poorly.”
Rove appears on many Fox News programs to provide political analysis. However, his status may be slipping. After TheBlaze reported on the latest chapter in the Trump-Rove feud, its website logged comment after comment taking Trump’s side.
“If there is one thing that is clear this time around on both the Democrat and Republican side it is that people have had it with the established political structure!” commented a poster using the name ‘John 1776.’ “Rove is part of that structure, so his analysis is most likely completely obsolete. Not much point in listening to him.”
“I’ve asked that same question (as Trump) Why do they continue to interview Rove when all he is is a has-been political advisor who’s been wrong more than he’s been right,” wrote a reader using the name ‘hialtitude.’
Many commenters expressed their feelings that differences between Rove and Trump represent fundamental differences between the party establishment and the people.
“Trump has a strategy and microphone. You don’t make that much money, even if you start with money, by being an idiot. He is working the press over as well as the D.C. establishment. He is taking on the pundit and consulting class and walking all over them. Amazing when you don’t have to grovel for money from people for your campaign how it frees your mouth,” wrote a reader using the name ‘gz22ll.’