Karl Rove has ripped Donald Trump as a "graceless and divisive" presidential candidate in a scathing opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal.
"Instead of seeking to build something new, Mr. Trump seems to aspire to blow up the GOP. He is graceless and divisive, denigrating the party he seeks to lead and his competitors," Rove writes.
"After Tuesday, Donald Trump may have a clearer path to the nomination. But his path to party unity remains dark, tangled and treacherous."
Rove and Trump have been at loggerheads throughout the campaign, with the GOP kingpin once calling the billionaire developer a "complete idiot." Trump, meanwhile, labeled Rove a "biased dope."
Rove, in his opinion piece, said Trump always portrays himself as "the victim" and he criticized his victory speech following a five-state delegate sweep on Tuesday.
"[It] was filled with clichés, focused on Mrs. [Hillary] Clinton's gender and laced with arrogance. Always the victim, he spent too much time explaining why the large GOP field kept him from getting a bigger percentage of the vote earlier," Rove writes.
"Self-congratulations may make Mr. Trump feel good, but they do not bring together the party — his main task if he's to be the nominee. Mr. Trump fails to recognize that he has little of the moral capital of a typical nominee."
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