CNN commentator Fareed Zakaria offered some harsh words for Donald Trump Monday, comparing the Republican presidential nominee’s recent comments about the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed in combat to the “mode of a bulls**t artist.”
Zakaria, host of CNN’s “GPS,” was responding to recent comments Trump made about the family of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who died during the Iraq War in 2004. Trump’s comments have been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats, including Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war, whom Trump also criticized last year.
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Fareed Zakaria, discussing Trump on CNN: "This is the mode of a bullshit artist." pic.twitter.com/WXsgeegGFS
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“There’s a pattern here, Wolf. Every time it is demonstrated that Donald Trump is plainly ignorant about some basic public policy issue, some well-known fact, he comes back with a certain bravado or tries to explain it with a tweet or a statement,” Zakaria told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
“It’s sort of amusing to watch. How’s he going to pull it off this time?” Zakaria continued. The CNN host then added, “There is a term for this kind of thing. This is the mode of a bulls**t artist.”
“It’s sometimes amusing. It’s entertaining, if the guy is trying to sell you a condo or a car, but for a president of the United States, it’s deeply worrying,” Zakaria said.
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