Fareed Zakaria doesn’t strike most people as someone who has a foul mouth, but that didn’t stop him from profanely unloading on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday.
Talking with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Zakaria accused Trump of being a ‘bullsh*t artist” on live TV by pointing out the ways he tries to wave away controversies.
“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 and tries to explain it away with a tweet or a statement,” Zakaria said. “He did it on Brexit, he did it on the nuclear triad, he really did it on how the U.S. debt markets work, he thought that Tim Kaine was the governor of New Jersey, and now with this.”
Zakaria conceded that there’s definitely entertainment value in watching Trump operate, although it’s also deadly serious because he could become the most powerful man in the world in a matter of months.
“It’s sort of amusing, to watch — how’s he going to pull it off this time?” he said. “What is he going to argue? Usually, he adds that the press hates him. But there’s a term for this kind of thing: This is the mode of a bullsh*t artist. And it’s sometimes amusing, it’s entertaining if a guy’s trying to sell you a condo or a car. But for a president of the United States, it’s deeply worrying.”
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