Politics

Trump calls Krauthammer a ‘sad fool’ for opposing seizure of Iraq’s oil

Steven Nelson Associate Editor

During a Wednesday trip to New Hampshire, businessman Donald Trump told Fox News that Charles Krauthammer was a “sad fool” for dismissing his proposal to seize Iraq’s oil.

Trump re-stated his belief that Iraq’s oil should be taken by the United States. “We won a war. We’re in a war. We spent $1.5 trillion on this war. We lost thousands of soldiers, great military people, and thousands and tens of thousands are wounded,” Trump said. “And I say take the oil.”

Trump was asked what he thought of Charles Krauthammer’s statements on the “O’Reilly Factor” that both the proposal and Trump’s candidacy were unserious. Krauthammer said that taking over Iraq’s oil fields was the type of foreign policy advocated by “a guy at a bar at closing time with slurred speech.”

“Iran’s not taking the oil, not if I’m president,” said Trump. “And Charles said ‘that’s impractical’. So honestly, Charles is a fool. He’s a fool. I mean, I want to be respectful. He was very nice on the phone. But he’s really a fool.”

Before this latest spat between the two, Krauthammer earlier in the month called Trump the “Al Sharpton of the Republican Party – provocateur and clown, unserious.”