In an interview with POLITICO, pollster Frank Luntz said that Presidential Candidate Donald Trump — and Democratic presidential insurgent Bernie Sanders — were “delivering a big ‘f—- you’ to the elites in America.
“And that resonates on both sides,” Luntz said. “But ‘f—- you’ doesn’t solve anything. ‘F—- you’ doesn’t make life any better. ‘F—- you’ makes you feel good, but it doesn’t get you where you need to go. ‘F—- you’ doesn’t make America strong. ‘F—- you’ doesn’t solve anything.”
IRJ Review Reports:
Real estate mogul Donald Trump is feuding with pollster Frank Luntz, and now it’s been taken to an entirely new level, with the Fox News polling guru speaking candidly of The Donald’s “f— you” mentality.
In an interview with Politico, Luntz insisted that populist candidates like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and more prevalently, Donald Trump, are “delivering a big ‘f— you’” to American elites. He went further:
“But ‘f— you’ doesn’t solve anything. ‘F— you’ doesn’t make life any better. ‘F— you’ makes you feel good, but it doesn’t get you where you need to go. ‘F— you’ doesn’t make America strong. ‘F— you’ doesn’t solve anything.”
After the profane harangue by Luntz, Trump fired back, insisting that Luntz is merely playing out a petty vendetta against the 2016 contender.
Trump told Politico that he “caught him cold,” adding that he would have taken swift action against Luntz if he were pulling the strings at Fox:
“And frankly, if I was [Fox News President] Roger Ailes, I’d fire that guy so fast for what he did that his head would spin.”
Reports of Luntz’s disdain for Trump stem from a closed-door event put on by the billionaire Koch brothers, in which Luntz admonished Trump as making a mockery of the democratic process. Following the event organized by the Koch brothers, Luntz conducted a focus group where the participants ripped Trump’s performance in the first GOP primary debate in Cleveland.
The latest CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday morning revealed that approximately 24 percent Republicans support Trump in 2016, placing him in the top spot among Republicans. Trump also maintains a whopping 58 percent unfavorability amongst registered voters.