Donald Trump went on a Twitter tear against the Wall Street Journal and Karl Rove – blasting the GOP strategist as a "biased dope" – after they criticized the real estate billionaire's debate stance on China and a global trade deal.
In a tweet posted Thursday on his Twitter
feed, Trump fumed that Rove "wrote falsely" in a Wall Street Journal
commentary about GOP debate remarks concerning China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
"This moron wasted $430 on political campaigns and lost 100 percent," Trump rails, referring Rove's political action committee American Crossroads.
In his blistering op-ed piece, Rove wrote Trump was the debate night's "biggest loser," and "revealed himself as full of contradiction and without depth."
"Mr. Trump's worst moment came when he attacked the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, saying that Chinese currency manipulation is 'not even discussed in the almost 6,000 page agreement,'" Rove wrote.
"Mr. Paul did the takedown: 'We might want to point out, China is not part of this deal.' Laughter from the crowd," Rove added, referring to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's comment during the debate.
"None of this will prove fatal. But it adds to the growing perception that though The Donald offers bluster and entertainment, he lacks what it takes to be president."
Trump also took on the Journal
for its separate negative editorial, declaring on "Fox & Friends"
"they're not a respected paper too much anymore."
The remarks come at the 3:35-minute mark.
"There's so much misinformation, but you think that a paper like The Wall Street Journal would call for a clarification," Trump complains. "But they don't do that, they just write."
And on Twitter, Trump complained:
On Tuesday, Trump released a policy paper
on his plan for handling diplomacy and trade with China.
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