After much speculation, real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump announced on June 16 that he is running for president in 2016.
Fox News contributor and conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized Trump's candidacy and his announcement speech.
According to CrooksAndLiars.com, Krauthammer said:
"I think it was great showmanship. It was stream of consciousness. I think his single most important statement was, 'I am very rich.' That's the basis for the campaign. But you know, look, you say, can you take him seriously? Can you really take seriously a candidate who says, 'Mexico is not our friend... It's sending us immigrants who are criminals, drug dealers and rapists.'"
Trump fired back this morning on Fox & Friends (video below) at Krauthammer, who has used a wheelchair since he was in a swimming accident that injured his spine at age 22, noted RawStory.com.
"You know, when I watch a George Will or a Charles Krauthammer, you know, I watch them for years, they’re losers. They're just losers. They sit there. They haven’t done anything.
"Think about it, I’ve built a $9 billion net worth, I’ve employed tens of thousands of people. I do a television show, it becomes one of the biggest shows on all of television. NBC renewed it again, they’re begging for me to do it. I write a book called 'The Art of the Deal,' it’s the No. 1 selling business book of all time.
"And I got a jerk named Krauthammer or George Will saying, 'Oh gee, he doesn’t deserve to be in the race.'"
Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck stepped in to stop Trump: "I’m in a pickle right here. I think you’re a good guy, but I absolutely love Charles Krauthammer as well so I’m going to shift gears here and let you both have your opinions about one another freely.”