by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Real estate mogul Donald Trump’s feud with FoxNews pollster Frank Luntz just went to an entirely new level, thanks to the increasingly unhinged Luntz’ latest outburst.
After the controversial first GOP debate on Fox, in which the network unleashed its plan to “take down” the billionaire candidate, Luntz held a much-ridiculed “focus group” in which his hand-picked panel trashed the GOP frontrunner.
Now the embattled Luntz seems to losing it, lashing out at The Donald’s supposed “f— you” mentality.
In an interview with Politico, Luntz insisted that “populist” candidates like Trump, are “delivering a big ‘f— you’” to American elites. He went further:
“But ‘f—- you’ doesn’t solve anything. ‘F—- you’ doesn’t make life any better. ‘F—- you’ makes you feel good, but it doesn’t get you where you need to go. ‘F—- you’ doesn’t make America strong. ‘F—- you’ doesn’t solve anything.”
After the profane harangue by Luntz, Trump fired back, insisting that Luntz is merely playing out a petty vendetta against the 2016 contender, after Luntz had begged the billionaire for polling business, and started trashing Trump when he wouldn’t hire him.
Trump told Politico that he “caught him cold,” adding that he would have taken swift action against Luntz if he were pulling the strings at Fox:
“And frankly, if I was [Fox News President] Roger Ailes, I’d fire that guy so fast for what he did that his head would spin.”
Reports of Luntz’s disdain for Trump stem from a closed-door event put on by the billionaire, pro-amnesty Koch brothers, in which Luntz attacked Trump as making a mockery of the democratic process. Following the event organized by the Koch brothers, Luntz conducted a focus group where the participants ripped Trump’s performance in the first GOP primary debate in Cleveland.
The latest CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday morning revealed that 24 percent of Republicans support Trump in 2016, placing him in the top spot among Republicans by a wide margin.