Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman was the first candidate to swear off Donald Trump’s GOP debate, and he drove home the point on Monday morning by declaring he wasn’t going to kiss The Donald’s ass — or something.
“I’m not going to kiss his ring,” said Huntsman during a Fox News interview, “and I’m not going to kiss any other part of his anatomy.”
“This is exactly what is wrong with politics,” he continued. “It’s show business over substance.”
Huntsman has avoided being interesting for the length of his campaign, including resisting personally going after his political rivals. But with Trump pushing his way back into the conversation, Huntsman offered his sharpest barbs yet for the bombastic businessman.
“If he had any courage at all,” bristled Huntsman, “he would be running for president of the United States of America as opposed to manipulating the process from the outside.”
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