Tags: Trump Administration | Bobby Jindal | Donald Trump | GOP2016 | Bobby Jindal | Trump | Criticism

Jindal Doubles Down on Trump Criticism

Image: Jindal Doubles Down on Trump Criticism
(Getty)

By    |   Friday, 11 Sep 2015 09:57 AM

GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, who raised eyebrows on Thursday with a blistering 10-minute speech against Donald Trump, called on conservatives to "not waste this opportunity" to retake the White House.

"We have an opportunity to get America back, a unique opportunity," the Louisiana governor told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "We have a choice to make. Do we trust conservative principles or a man who only believes in himself? Let's not waste this opportunity."

Story continues below video.

He said he understands Trump's appeal, as he has "tapped into a genuine frustration with D.C., and the show has been amusing."

But while the "idea of Trump is great," he continued, "the reality is different. It's absurd; he has no policy depth, no substance...he is not for making America great. He's for making Donald Trump great. That's not what we need right now."

Trump and retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson are both topping the polls as political outsiders, but Jindal and other veterans are remaining low in the polls. On Friday the governor agreed that term limits are needed, "not a professional political class that lives under different rules."

And while he said he likes Carson as a "nice guy" and accomplished surgeon, "obviously I think I'm the candidate best positioned and qualified to be president."

Trump refused comment on Jindal's speech Thursday, saying that because the Louisiana governor is ranking low in the polls and did not make the main debate stage, "I have never met him. I only respond to people that register more than one percent in the polls. I never thought he had a chance, and I've been proven right."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, who raised eyebrows on Thursday with a blistering 10-minute speech against Donald Trump, called on conservatives to "not waste this opportunity" to retake the White House.
Bobby Jindal, Trump, Criticism
276
2015-57-11
Friday, 11 Sep 2015 09:57 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved