In a Washington Post op-ed this weekend, conservative columnist George Will wrote that both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum don’t stand a chance of beating President Obama in a general election contest. Conservatives, therefore, should “turn their energies to a goal much more attainable than, and not much less important than, electing Romney or Santorum president. It is the goal of retaining control of the House and winning control of the Senate.”
Conservatives such as Bill Kristol and Ramesh Ponnuru wrote pieces rejecting Will’s argument. Unwilling to simply register his own friendly disagreement, Donald Trump trashed Will in more colorful terms, calling him a “fool” and a “hack” on Fox & Friends yesterday.
This morning on CNBC, Trump — who has endorsed Mitt Romney for president and is a high-profile surrogate for the campaign — took his animus against Will to a more distasteful level, mocking his personal appearance:
I think George Will is a loser. … He actually spoke for me at Mar-A-Lago a long time ago, I was very unimpressed. … You take away his little round spectacles and his cute little greasy haircut, and I think he probably realizes he’s not a very smart guy.
CNBC host Joe Kernen light-heartedly quipped, “You sure it’s good idea to be making fun of someone else’s hair?” “Well, I have a beautiful crop of hair,” Trump responded, reassuring the audience, “It’s actually not a comb-over.” Watch it: